Mika Brzezinski on Mark Halperin’s Harassment Victims Refusing to Meet With Him: ‘There Are Some Hypocrisies Here’

Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski criticized the women who were sexually harassed by former MSNBC commentator Mark Halperin for not wanting to meet with him saying, “There are some hypocrisies here.”

Brzezinski said, “We also have some men who are willing to face the music, who are willing to face the facts, who are willing to admit to their actions 10, 20 years ago, even five years ago. Mark Halperin is more than willing to meet with his accusers and apologize with them face-to-face. I’ve actually tried to offer him to them. They don’t want to talk to him. They don’t want to talk to him. There are some — there are some hypocrisies here.”

She continued, “When things happen, and men actually want to validate that truth, that’s important that we actually allow that, if we want to grow as a society and learn from each other. If we just want to strike people down for political motivation or for anger, we’re not going to get anywhere. I know I just said something incredibly—what’s the word —explosive but I have been pouring over these case, they’re all different. They all involve people who have had terrible experiences in some cases. Some of them involve men who have sought counseling and who want to apologize, who may not ever come back to tear careers in full form.”

She added, “The question is should they be allowed to apologize? Should they show that they know that things have changed, that perhaps they want to actually come forward and talk about this? I’m not sure what we are doing here, I really don’t know. What happened with Al Franken doesn’t feel right. It feels political.”

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