U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01) today released the following statement regarding the letter sent by the late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye to Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, regarding Senator Inouye's successor in office:
"I am honored that Senator Inouye has mentioned my name as his successor in the U.S. Senate, but I also want to respect the process set forth in Hawaii law. Succession will be determined in due time. Right now, I believe that our focus should be on honoring Senator Inouye and his tremendous contributions to Hawaii and America."