Gun-Grabbing Delegate Joseph Morrissey (D, Virginia) extends the scope of said grabbing.

(Via @JohnCardillo) This gets the coveted lolwhut: “Democratic Virginia state delegate Joseph Morrissey, who reached a plea agreement for charges relating to a sexual relationship he had with his 17-year-old office assistant, is yet to decide whether he will resign or commute to work from jail.” Delegate Morrissey – who is 57, and loudly denying the paternity of the child that said office assistant is currently carrying – got a year plus six months suspended for ‘contributing to the delinquency of a minor.’  So now he has to decide whether he’s going to keep working…

:My wife interrupts:

MRS. LANE: Wait, can he do that?


…anyway, great work if you can get it, huh?  If you’re wondering why he’s not getting the bastinado from his own party for thinking of pulling this stunt – after all, society tends to frown on sleeping with, and possibly impregnating, your underaged staffers – well, it’s complicated.  Actually, no, not really: there aren’t that many Democrats in the General Assembly that the state party can afford to lose any more.

Also, and to pile on: this is not the first time that we’ve met Delegate Morrissey.  Remember this?  January of 2013:


Yup, that was the guy who had to have his Evil Magical Talisman Of POWER taken away from him because he didn’t know how to display one responsibly in public.  Some people might be torn between suggesting that Morrissey has apparently had virility issues for some time, and suggesting that this is more evidence that hardcore gun control advocacy causes brain damage; but not me.  I will cheerfully say that it’s both.

But the Democrats should look on the bright side.  If Mike Bloomberg ever decides to expand his Felons Mayors Against Illegal Guns program to include state legislators he’s got a perfect choice for the Virginia branch! Bloomberg won’t even have to wait for Morrissey to acquire the apparently requisite conviction first…

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: A man who would deny the paternity of his own child is no man at all. Particularly since it’s suggested that Joe Morrissey is actually still in a relationship with his assistant.

3 thoughts on “Gun-Grabbing Delegate Joseph Morrissey (D, Virginia) extends the scope of said grabbing.”

  1. Where are the Social Justice Warriors? You know — the virtuous folk who should be telling us that White Male Privilege is so overwhelming that it led to the statutory rape of a child forty years younger than the politician? The Vagino-Americans who are always condemning Patriarchy? The people who tell us that RethugliKKKans, rapists, and racists occupy coterminous overlapping sets on the Venn diagram of EVIL?

  2. ” If you’re wondering why he’s not getting the bastinado from his own party for thinking of pulling this stunt ”

    Listen, after the Congressional Black Caucus asked the Massachusetts state government not to strip a Latino state rep of his committee assignments just because he was in jail for beating on his girlfriend, well, we know they don’t see pretty much anything as too bad for them.

  3. it’s all about The Cause. nothing and no one can be allowed to stand in its way, even if you have to hold your nose a bit. in this scumbag’s defense, tho, it seems possibly vaguely consensual, as opposed to the Human Rights Watch incident, which is also residing under a rug.

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