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Mika Brzezinski Questions #MeToo Movement: ‘I’m Just Wondering If All Women Need to Be Believed’

TheWrap logo TheWrap 12/8/2017 Jon Levine

a woman taking a selfie © TheWrap "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski isn't so sure about the #MeToo movement anymore.

On Friday's show, Brzezinski said she was troubled by the resignation of Sen. Al Franken (D - Minnesota) over allegations of sexual misconduct and -- in a departure from movement orthodoxy -- speculated that maybe we shouldn't believe all women who make accusations of misconduct.

"In this #MeToo environment, you must always just believe the women and I think that there's a lot of reasons why we need to look at the women seriously and believe them," said Brzezinski "I'm just wondering if all women need to be believed and I'm concerned that we are being the judge, the jury and the cops here and so did Senate Democrats getting ahead of their skis."

Brzezinski didn't stop there, further questioning the motives of Franken accuser Leeann Tweeden, whom she noted was a Trump voter who had appeared on "Hannity."

"We've never really talked about the woman who first came out against Al Franken," said Brzezinski. "A performer, a Playboy model who goes on 'Hannity,' who voted for Trump. I see some politics there."

The Brzezinski analysis puts her in step with some conservatives on the issue who have defended Franken.

Fox News firebrand Laura Ingraham warned her viewers against joining in a partisan Franken "lynch mob" saying that their brothers, husbands, sons -- and president could be next.

On the same show, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich equated Democrats celebrating over Franken's demise to medieval religious zealots.


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