The accusation was over hurtful words. On Thursday, it was Rep. Faye Hanohano who was hurting.
The incident happened on Monday at Rep. Faye Hanohano's office.
The exhibition staff for the Arts in Public Places program was installing artwork, and the representative asked why there was none from Native Hawaiians.
But staff from the Foundation of Culture and the Arts said they were stunned into silence when Hanohano used racial slurs to say any work done by Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese and Caucasians should be taken away.
They claim she then went on to threaten to cut the foundation's funding if they didn’t provide Hawaiian artwork.
"We all know there is no place in the whole of the U.S. for this, especially here in Hawaii where everyone gets along," said Eva Laird Smith of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Smith met with House Speaker Joe Souki and was assured there would be corrective action.
"They realized there is no place for prejudice of that sort," said Smith.
In her floor speech, Hanohano used the Hawaiian Word of the Day to try and make it all right.
"Today's word is mihi, which means to apologize and I humbly who may have been offended," Hanohano said.