Here is video of Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie yesterday announcing his decision to appoint Hawaii’s Democratic Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz to replace late Sen. Daniel Inouye in the U.S. Senate. The appointment appears to be controversial among Democrats because Inouye, in a letter shortly before his death, reportedly requested that Democratic Rep. Colleen Hanabusa be tapped to replace him upon his death.
Would love to know backstory of Abercrombie-Inouye relationship. Stunning decision not to honor Inouye’s choice for HI SEN.— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) December 27, 2012