MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski said Friday that she isn't exactly sure that all women making accusations of sexual misconduct should be believed.
This comment came on the heels of discussing one of Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken's accusers, who apparently has conservative leanings.
What did Brzezinski say?
As the "Morning Joe" crew discussed Brzexinski's uneasiness over Franken's resignation amid his sexual misconduct scandal, Brzezinski argued that perhaps "politics" were involved with Franken's first accuser, Leeann Tweeden.
"We’ve never really talked about the woman who first came out against Al Franken," Brzezinski said. "[She is] a performer, Playboy model who goes on Hannity. Who voted for Trump."
She added, "You know, I see some politics there but I haven’t brought that up every step of the way because, of course, in this #MeToo environment, you must always just believe the women."
Brzezinski noted that there's "a lot of reasons" to examine the women making accusations seriously and to believe them.
"I’m just wondering if all women need to be believed," Brzezinski added, "and I am concerned that we are being the judge, the jury, and the cops here, and so did Senate Democrats getting ahead of their skis."
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) December 8, 2017
What did Tweeden allege anyway?
Tweeden penned a viral article in November that detailed her allegations against Franken.
The female broadcaster noted that the sexual misconduct occurred when she and Franken both were traveling entertainers as part of the 2006 USO tour. Tweeden alleged that Franken forcibly kissed her and later groped her while she slept.
Tweeden had a photo appearing to depict the latter allegation.
Eben though Leeann Tweeden has a F***ING PHOTGRAPH, @morningmika is attempting to de-legitimize her...
Our elites are all monsters. pic.twitter.com/7KJwIU2DAv
— Google: "Tapper, Lewinsky, Date, Chubby" (@NolteNC) December 8, 2017