In a chamber packed with loud personalities, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) is not the obvious pick to be a pillar of resistance to the Trump administration.
She’s not running for president. She’s petite, generally unassuming and for years had a reputation among reporters for refusing to talk in the Capitol.
She is, in the words of her colleagues, a “workhorse.”
…The tactics earned her the title of “badass” from Demand Justice. The progressive group also gave her an “A” and its top spot among the Democratic caucus in a report card released earlier this year grading senators’ willingness to oppose Trump’s nominees.