After asking to make a “point of personal privilege” during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Wednesday, Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono reportedly accused Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, of “mansplaining” to her about judicial originalism.
“I would request that my colleague, Senator Cruz, not misstate what I’m saying,” Hirono, D-Hawaii, said. “You know what, all this mansplaining, please stop.”
Cruz had told Gelpí that Hirono defended him, claiming he would “not commit to originalism” in his rulings “because originalism would prevent outcomes that she supports.” He asked Gelpí if he doesn’t intend to “follow the original understanding of the Constitution?” the Daily Mail reported.
Gelpí said he would follow originalism when appropriate.
Cruz then grew frustrated with Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff of Georgia, who was chairing the session and cut Cruz off because he was out of time, according to The Hill.