Sen. Hirono introduces Hawaii nominee during first committee meeting

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono participated in her first Senate committee hearing on Wednesday.

Hirono spoke at this morning's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on judicial nominees.

Hirono and Senator Brian Schatz  introduced Assistant U.S. Attorney for Hawaii Derrick Kahala Watson who is President Obama's nominee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.

Watson presented Hirono with a lei prior to the hearing.

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