Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, says her immigrant journey, detailed in a new memoir, has driven her to “stand up to bullies.”

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 13, 2020. – President Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett faces a sharply divided Senate October 13, 2020 for her first question-and-answer session, with Republicans praising her faith and qualifications and Democrats set to bombard her over healthcare. (Photo by Samuel Corum / AFP) (Photo by SAMUEL CORUM/AFP via Getty Images)