MSNBC Host Mika Brzezinski Tells Women Joe Biden Inappropriately Touched to Get Over It

National   |   Scott Whitlock   |   May 1, 2019   |   1:01PM   |   Washington, DC

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski on Tuesday went ballistic, blasting ABC’s Robin Roberts for daring to ask Joe Biden about his unwanted touching. After playing a clip of the Good Morning America interview, the Morning Joe co-host raged, “The amount of time that was spent on Biden’s hugs —  This is a guy who has hugged five to ten million people and they love the fact that he’s touchy and huggy and they run to him. And five women are uncomfortable with the way they hugged him.”

Brzezinski engaged in what would be called mansplaining, if someone else said it. Addressing Lucy Flores and other women who had uncomfortable moments with Biden, she lectured: “One of them says she [sic] smelled his 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. I want to explain that because there was a woman who accused him of smelling her hair. He’s not interested in your hair!

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Brzezinski then theatrically declared she wouldn’t discuss the matter anymore: “This, once again, is completely ridiculous and the rest of America thinks it’s ridiculous, I’m done. You guys can continue to talk about this, I won’t. I refuse to give it any more time. So, take it away.” 

Attempting to back her up, co-host and husband Joe Scarborough enthused, “This is what Joe Biden does! If somebody’s uncomfortable with it, they can tell him in real time….As Mika was saying, this is what Joe Biden does to kids!”

For a frame of reference, here are the questions that so enraged Brzezinski:

ROBERTS [To Joe Biden]: You put out the video and it was a very powerful video right after these accusations from women who said that you made them feel uncomfortable…. And some people were wondering do you really get it


ROBERTS [TO JILL BIDEN]: How did you react when those first accusations were made?


ROBERTS [TO JILL BIDEN]: Have you ever experienced a similar situation when a man made you feel uncomfortable by their actions or inappropriate language of any sort? Has that ever happened to you?

JILL BIDEN: Yes, it’s happened to me. Note: Scott Whitlock is a news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing writer to NewsBusters, its blog where this item first appeared. Scott’s blogs have been featured in the “Inside Politics” section of the Washington Times and linked to on the Drudge Report. He is a graduate of George Mason University. This originally appeared at Newsbusters.