At the end of a discussion with Rep. Katherine Clark over the allegations of unwanted touching against former VP Joe Biden, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough wondered whether it was okay to point out that Lucy Flores, the woman who accused Biden is a "huge Bernie person."
"Is it okay to bring up this could be politically motivated?" Mika Brzezinski asked.
"A lot of folks will say that women need to be believed and heard, and I believe they should be heard," Brzezinski said. "But are we allowed to bring up that Lucy Flores is a huge Bernie person? And she has political connections that might be counter to Biden's goals? … Is it okay to bring up this could be politically motivated? Or are we just supposed to take all the words and the fact she said she was violated at face value? Are we supposed to just leave it there and have this sort of attack on his credibility and his honor? Just sit there, or are we allowed to talk about it?"
"You can bring it up if you want your Twitter feed to look like your Twitter feed is going to look today," Scarborough said.
"The conversation has to be had," Scarborough said. "It has to be an open conversation, as you've been saying and as other people have been saying, the argument all women must be believed, period… That was the argument when Al Franken was run out of town, out of Washington D.C., when what Donald Trump has done is so much more abhorrent. That conversation seems to have been moving along. Women need to be believed, women need to be heard, but there has to be due process out there."