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Democrats lose all the high ground on Roy Moore by nominating Joe Morrissey
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The top Democrat in the state Senate narrowly won his primary despite heavily outspending a progressive challenger, and another incumbent lost her seat to a former Virginia lawmaker who used to spend his days at the state Capitol and his nights in jail after being accused of having sex with his teenage secretary.


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Adding a significant new headache for Democrats was Joe Morrissey's victory over incumbent Sen. Rosalyn Dance in a Richmond-area senate district. Morrissey was jailed four years ago after a sex scandal involving a teenager, who Morrissey later married. He denied wrongdoing but entered an Alford plea to a misdemeanor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, acknowledging that prosecutors had enough evidence for a conviction.

Voter Melvin Washington said he picked Morrissey because he believes he understands the district's neighborhoods. Washington said he is not bothered by Morrissey's past legal problems.

"People try to blow things up more than what it is," he said. "Ain't none of us perfect.”


This article kind underplays what this piece of shite has done. Let’s look at his Wikipedia page: LINK

First let’s go over him as a lawyer:

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As an attorney, Morrissey was cited for contempt of court ten times and was jailed or arrested five times. Records from the Virginia State Bar indicate that Morrissey received a public reprimand in March 1992, and had his law license suspended twice: once in December 1993 and then again in December 1999.

On December 21, 2001, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Morrissey was disbarred and on April 25, 2003, his license to practice law was revoked by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board.

"Frequent episodes of unethical, contumacious, or otherwise inappropriate conduct mar Joseph D. Morrissey's career as prosecutor and private defense attorney," the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit noted in September 2002. The court said, "Evidence … demonstrates Morrissey's 15-year history of contempt citations, reprimands, fines, suspensions, and even incarcerations arising from unprofessional conduct mostly involving an uncontrollable temper, inappropriate responses to stress and dishonesty."


Yeah, great job there Virginia, but it gets much worse. Now let’s get to the point where he impregnated his underage secretary:

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In August 2013, Morrissey was found by police to be in his home in Henrico County with a 17-year-old girl, who was an employee of his law office. Morrissey, the girl, and her mother, denied any impropriety, but subsequently, a Henrico County court convened a grand jury to investigate a possible improper sexual relationship between Morrissey and the girl. On June 30, 2014, Morrissey was indicted on felony charges of indecent liberties with a minor, possession and distribution of child pornography, and electronic solicitation of a minor, in addition to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, for which conviction he served three months of a 12-month sentence. After being convicted, Morrissey resigned as a delegate at the Virginia House.

According to statements from the prosecutor in court documents, Morrissey had sex with the girl multiple times in his law office in August 2013, and possessed a nude photograph of the girl, which he also sent to a friend. Morrissey allegedly continued the relationship with the girl after she left his law office in August 2013, and the two allegedly shared a hotel room overnight in October 2013.

Morrissey denied the charges, saying the girl came to him for advice about family problems and was being abused by her father, and that the special prosecutor was out to get him because of a personal vendetta. Morrissey said he rejected a plea bargain for a single misdemeanor in December 2013. He vowed to fight the charges in court, declaring that he would be vindicated, and rejected calls to resign his House seat.

Morrissey's case made national headlines in July 2014 when he used an obscenity on live television while reading a text message he claimed was planted on his phone by hackers. He entered into a plea agreement in which he made an Alford plea to one misdemeanor charge and received an active jail sentence. News reports indicated that Morrissey would be eligible to attend sessions of the legislature on work release.

Leading members of the Virginia Democratic Party, including Governor Terry McAuliffe called for Morrissey to resign his seat.[19] Morrissey resigned his seat on December 18, 2014, but ran in the special election to fill the resulting vacancy. On January 13, 2015, while serving a six-month jail sentence, he won that election to reclaim his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.


And let’s not forget about his family life:

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Morrissey married Myrna Pride on June 11, 2016 in Varina, Virginia. It is his first marriage but he has fathered a total of five children by four different women (including his current wife).

Morrissey initially denied paternity of his son, who was born in March 2015, to his then law office intern, Myrna Pride, who was 17 at the time of the internship. On May 20, 2015, he confirmed paternity of the boy.

Although Morrissey admitted having sexual relationships with Pride, then 17 years old, in a plea agreement following a conviction for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, both continue to maintain that no sexual activity occurred before she was of legal age.


What a delight this guy is.


NIH
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re: Democrats lose all the high ground on Roy Moore by nominating Joe Morrissey
Their shite doesn't get reported. It's why you're linking pilot online and not the New York Times or Washington Post.


PsychTiger
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re: Democrats lose all the high ground on Roy Moore by nominating Joe Morrissey
Should get along swell with Coonman and the Rapist.


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OMLandshark
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re: Democrats lose all the high ground on Roy Moore by nominating Joe Morrissey
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It's why you're linking pilot online and not the New York Times or Washington Post.


Oh the Washington Post actually did report on it. Do you want to know what that headline was? “With primary win, Joe Morrissey is Virginia’s newest comeback kid”. Are you fricking kidding me? Imagine if some Republican had that background and Fox News called him the comeback kid?


NIH
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re: Democrats lose all the high ground on Roy Moore by nominating Joe Morrissey
We're doomed.


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dafif
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re: Democrats lose all the high ground on Roy Moore by nominating Joe Morrissey
Speechless...about the voters. The disbarred lawyer thing alone...but that as well. If a repub cant beat that, all hope is lost.


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keakar
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re: Democrats lose all the high ground on Roy Moore by nominating Joe Morrissey
eh, i am still undecided on how extreme roy moore is but its clear his wife is a full blown clueless racist

for that reason alone roy moore is done


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