MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski is “done” with all #MeToo allegations against 2020 front runner Joe Biden, vowing her refusal to give it any more of her time, reports Fox News.
Speaking on Tuesday’s broadcast of “Morning Joe,” Brzezinski took Biden accuser Lucy Flores to the woodshed by completely gaslighting her allegation that the former vice president moved up behind her and sniffed her hair.
“I can promise you, I know Joe Biden, he went up behind her and took a deep breath because he was about to go on stage,” Mika said. “I want to explain that because there’s a woman who accuses him of smelling her hair — he’s not interested in your hair. Okay? He was going on stage, he took a deep breath before he went on stage and you took it deeply personally, and now you’re writing a New York Times op-ed about it demanding an apology?”
“This, once again, is completely ridiculous, and the rest of America thinks it’s ridiculous, too,” she continued. “I’m done. You guys can continue to talk about this, I won’t. I refuse to give it any more time.”
Flores has continually criticized Biden for his unapologetic response to the spate of inappropriate touching allegations that have erupted against him in recent weeks. In an op-ed for The New York Times on Monday, Flores called upon Biden to atone for his past wrongdoing.
“The act of atoning may be difficult and complicated, but the concept is simple enough: You did something bad and it caused harm,” wrote Flores. “A basic sense of decency urges you to take measures to, at worst, express how sorry you are, and at best, do something to right the wrong.”
Flores later pressed Joe Biden for failing to atone for his inappropriate touching. “Not a villain. Not an unlikable person. Not a sexual harasser or assaulter. But also, as Anita Hill recently found out, not exactly sorry, either,” she wrote.
Flores also criticized Biden earlier this month for not taking the allegations seriously by joking about them in public forums.
“The basis of the behavior that I talked about was something much more serious than just a hug,” Flores said on Fox News. “That is unprofessional, inappropriate behavior, no matter who does it.”
“We’re talking about the fact that, as women, we have had to endure this kind of inappropriate behavior on behalf of powerful men certainly for as long as I’ve been alive — you know, forever,” Flores continued.
Mika Brzezinski has persistently been a champion of former Vice President Joe Biden ever since the first allegation broke. In an episode of “Morning Joe” earlier this month, she characterized Biden as being an “extremely affectionate” man who gets touchy-feely from time to time.
“There’s a lot of things I know about Joe Biden — I’ve known him for a long time — he is extremely affectionate and extremely flirtatious in a completely safe way,” said Brzezinski. “I am sure that somebody can misconstrue something he’s done. But as much as I can know what’s in anyone’s heart, I don’t think there is bad intent on his part at all.”