'Morning Joe’ host: I’ve tried connecting Halperin to accusers but ‘they don’t want to talk to him’

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski said Friday that she has attempted to put veteran journalist Mark Halperin in contact with the multiple women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, but that her efforts have been rebuffed by the women.

On Friday's episode of "Morning Joe," Brzezinski revealed that Halperin was looking to apologize face-to-face to the women who accused him, but Halperin's accusers weren't interested.


"We also have some men who are willing to face the music, who are willing to face the facts, who are willing to admit to their actions 10, 20 years ago, even five years ago," Brzezinski said Friday.

"Mark Halperin is more than willing to meet with his accusers and apologize [to] them face-to-face," she added. "I've actually tried to offer him to them. They don't want to talk to him. They don't want to talk to him."

Halperin was suspended from the network in October after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment during his time at ABC News in the early 2000s.

Brzezinski, who previously made headlines when she referred to one of Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenMeet the Democrats' last best hope of preserving a House majority Franken rules out challenge against Gillibrand for Senate seat Franken targets senators from both parties in new comedy tour MORE's (D-Minn.) accusers as a "Playboy model who goes on Hannity, voted for Trump," added that there were "hypocrisies" present when men who were accused of sexual assault were not allowed to address their wrongdoings.

"There are some hypocrisies here. When things happen and men actually want to validate that truth, that's important that we actually allow that if we want to grow as a society and learn from each other," she said.

"If we just want to strike people down for political motivation or for anger, we're not going to get anywhere, and I know I just said something incredibly — what's the word — explosive," she said.

The longtime "Morning Joe" host made similar comments in early December, when she said she wasn't sure "all" of the women coming forward as a result of the "#MeToo" movement, and specifically Franken's accusers, should be believed. 

“I spoke to them, I believe them. I’m just wondering if all the women need to be believed. 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,” Brzezinski said.