"Hawaii is the 'bluest' state in America, and it has been built through the hard work of generations of people of all persuasions," said Hanabusa. "Those who have succeeded through their own efforts do not turn their backs on those who continue to find themselves in need. We maintain our commitments to our seniors. We focus on ensuring that our children have access to education opportunities. And we are industrious for the sake of our communities, not just for personal gain."
Hanabusa says O'Reilly owes Hawaii and Asian-Americans an apology.
"And the next time he visits our state, I encourage him to spend more time getting to know real people, and less time sitting next to the pool and grousing about what he thinks is going on 'out there,'" said Hanabusa.