Mika Brzezinski: I Tried to Connect Mark Halperin With His Accusers, But ‘They Don’t Want to Talk to Him’


Mika Brzezinski says she’s tried to connect former MSNBC contributor Mark Halperin with the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.

During Friday’s Morning Joe, Brzezinski said that Halperin is looking to apologize to the women involved. But, according to Brzezinski, they have no interest in speaking with him.

“Mark Halperin is more than willing to meet with his accusers and apologize with them face-to-face,” Brzezinski said. “I’ve actually tried to offer him to them. They don’t want to talk to him.”

The comment was made during a discussion about outgoing Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). Brzezinski said the Senator’s forthcoming resignation, “doesn’t feel right.”

“It feels political,” she added.

Earlier this week, Brzezinski said the following during a discussion about due process in cases of sexual harassment.

It’s going to be complicated, but I think women feel that they are maligned and treated through the process and therefore they’re afraid to step forward. So we need to look at the process… But right now any woman can say anything, and a man’s career is ruined. Now, a lot of women can say things that are true, and [the men’s] careers should be ruined. But the problem is that any woman can say anything, and that’s it, it’s over. Is that how we’re running businesses now?

Watch above, via MSNBC.

UPDATE – 11:28 A.M. EST Brzezinski has responded to the critical reception her remarks got online.

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