Law Firm Suspends Fairfax from Payroll

The law firm that employs Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has put him on leave pending investigations into growing allegations of sexual assault. Two women have now accused the embattled second in command of the state of inappropriate sexual advances. One says Fairfax lured her into a hotel room at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and raped her, and a second came out on Feb. 8th accusing him of raping her while they were undergrads at Drake University. The law firm says they believe it’s important to respect “all persons making such allegation with respect and sensitivity.”

MEANWHILE, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski claims there’s a racial double standard in the Fairfax case. While bemoaning that there have been no legal proceedings yet—apparently forgetting the precedent virulent Democrats set in the Kavanaugh case—the “Morning Joe” co-host said she’s “worried about it for Democrats” and is concerned about a different reaction to the allegations against Fairfax compared with the allegations Gov. Ralph Northam wore blackface in the 1980s.

Trump Rips “Morning Joe” Host’s Anti-Gay Comments

President Trump is ripping into “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski for what many are calling a homophobic slur she let slip out on the show on Wednesday. In a criticism of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Brzezinski accused him of being a “butt boy” of the Saudi Crown Prince over the Trump administration’s refusal to declare nuclear war on Saudi Arabia after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Brzezinski later apologized on Twitter, which openly gay Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell criticized as insincere. 

—QUOTABLE: “…[B]ut why doesn’t Mike Pompeo care right now? Are the pathetic deflections that we just heard when he appeared on ‘Fox and Friends,’ is that a patriot speaking or a wannabe dictator’s butt boy? And I’m dead serious, I’m asking, are these the words of a patriot?” -Brzezinski on the show

—QUOTABLE: “If it was a Conservative that said what “crazed” Mika Brzezinski stated on her show yesterday, using a certain horrible term, that person would be banned permanently from television…” -Trump on Twitter

—QUOTABLE: “[A]ccepting apologies is important. We all fail. But I don’t see that you’ve actually apologized to gays? Your words demean, mock and therefore try to control whole groups by minimizing our humanity.” -Grenell on Twitter

Morning Joe Slams “So-Called Journalists”

“It’s sick.” That’s how Joe Scarborough described the Kavanaugh situation on Tuesday. Specifically the host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” was talking about members of the media who are presuming the Supreme Court nominee is guilty of several allegations of sexual impropriety. Scarborough slammed “so-called journalists” for being in the tank for the Democrat Party, refusing to give Kavanaugh the benefit of any kind of doubt. He’s been critical of Fox News for being in the tank for President Trump, but it’s clearly a problem on both sides, co-host Mika Brzezinski added.

—QUOTABLE: “Let me tell you something, what we’ve seen the last week has made me want to call networks and put a ‘D’ in front of the name of the so-called journalists that have already decided that Brett Kavanaugh is a rapist.” -Joe Scarborough