Remember when candidate Hillary Clinton said that all women with harassment and assault claims should be “heard and believed”? The accusations that eventually led liberal Sen. Al Franken to announce his resignation yesterday have caused some to start furiously pumping the brakes on “believe all women,” as evidenced by “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski:
‘Morning Joe’ host Mika Brzezinski victim shames Al Franken’s accuser for supporting Trump https://t.co/JLR8Gx9acd
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 8, 2017
— MSN (@MSN) December 8, 2017
After Franken announced his resignation, Brzezinski put a big asterisk next to “believe all women”:
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.”
MSNBC anchor and NBC News correspondent Stephanie Ruhle thanked Mika (and Joe) for their “bravery”:
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) December 8, 2017
It looks like there’s been a drastic change to the “believe all women” chapter in the #MeToo manual.
Impartial MSNBC anchor: be brave, don’t believe women who accuse your pals! https://t.co/Q5zsLOvGXb
— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) December 8, 2017
Funny how suddenly things are going too far. Almost like the raging fire burned some of the "wrong" people. https://t.co/fsbSLaYCdf
— neontaster ? (@neontaster) December 8, 2017
Mika and Joe's Al Franken apologetics get the stamp of approval from Ruhle https://t.co/CACC7xbx6V
— Griswold Christmas Vacation (@HashtagGriswold) December 8, 2017
— The Cable Gamer (@TheCableGame) December 8, 2017
MSNBC anchor says it's “brave” to NOT believe the women, if they are accusing a politician you like.
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) December 8, 2017
Perhaps “believe ALL women” will make a return the next time the accused is a Republican.