NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- One of the most buzzed-about questions Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was asked to answer at her confirmation hearing Tuesday was delivered by Hawaii senator Mazie Hirono.
Sen. Hirono, a Democrat, referenced 2017 remarks by Chief Justice John Roberts in which he acknowledged that the judiciary "is not immune" from the issue of sexual misconduct. So Hirono said it is her responsibility "to ensure the fitness of nominees" for positions with lifetime appointments.
Sen. Hirono then proceeded to ask Judge Barrett is she has ever sexually assaulted anyone.
"Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors, or committed any physical or verbal harassment or assault of a sexual nature?” Sen. Hirono asked.
"No, Senator Hirono," Barrett replied.
Hirona continued, "Have you ever faced discipline or entered into a settlement related to this kind of conduct?"
"No, Senator," Barrett said.