Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) walked out of Sen. Ted Cruz's hearing on anarchist violence across the country on Tuesday after refusing to condemn Antifa. The Subcommittee on the Constitution's hearing was titled, "The Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble: Protecting Speech by Stopping Anarchist Violence." Read the transcript of the exchange below.
"Sometimes I don’t think you listen," Hirono said to Cruz. "So how many times have I had to say that we all should be denouncing violent extremists of every stripe."
"Does that include Antifa?" Cruz shot back.
"I have the time," she said. "By the way, the Republicans are constantly using, I have to say, you brought it up yourself, the deaths of these black police officers, Patrick Underwood, and David Dorn, for making political points. And the fact that it was right wing extremists who killed officer Underwood, that seems to be lost in this argument. And then now there are all these …