Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) raised some eyebrows on Tuesday with her explanation for why Democrats have struggled with some voters. 

"We have a really hard time doing that and one of the reasons -- it was told to me at one of our retreats -- was that we Democrats know so much, that is true. And we have kind of have to tell everyone how smart we are and so we have a tendency to be very left brain," she continued.

Hirono, 71, said her party is able to resonate with voters' heads but not their "hearts" in many cases. 

"We’re really good at shoving out all the information that touch people here [pointing to her head] but not here [pointing to her heart]," she explaned at a conference in Washington, D.C.

Hirono was one of the leading Democrats in opposition to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh over the unsubstantiated allegations of sexual misconduct against him. 

"Not only do women like Dr. Ford, who bravely comes forward, need to be heard, but they need to be believed," Hirono said, calling on men in America "shut up and step up" to reject Kavanaugh.


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Responding on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday, authors Anthony Scaramucci and David Bossie said Hirono's mindset about Democrats being smarter than the average voter is part of the reason why President Trump was elected. 

"They think they're too smart, so they disengage from a very large group of people. ... They're missing the point. The American people really just want a really good job and some aspiration for their children. When she's sitting there with that sort of nonsense, in that limousine liberal sort of a way, they open a very wide berth for President Trump to stay in that lane and galvanize his base," Scaramucci said, adding that voters are also rejecting Democrats casting Trump supporters as racists and white nationalists.

Bossie, a former Trump campaign adviser, said Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry have struggled for years to connect to voters across the country. 

"One of the reasons why Donald Trump won was he said what he meant and meant what he said. That is the difference-maker. He is not a traditional politician. [The Democrats] don't understand your average American, what their plight is," he said. 

Watch the interviews above.


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