In today’s “Dirty Politician” news, a Virginia politician has finally admitted to fathering a child with his former intern after a family photo went viral.
Joe Morrissey, 57, (D) most recently served 3 months in jail after copping a lesser plea in a case involving sexual relations with Myrna Pride, who was only 17 years-old at the time. Morrissey, who already has 3 children by 3 different black women – who were also barely out of their teens, spent time in jail, but was able to bargain a work-release deal that allowed him to successfully win a Virginia campaign for a House of Delegates seat.
Morrissey disclosed the birth of the child 9-week-old child, by handing a photo to a reporter.
— Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) May 14, 2015
So here’s some background about Morrissey.
Last December, he served three months of a six month sentence in jail for a conviction related to having a sexual relationship with Pride when she was underaged. Morrissey entered an Alford plea, which basically isn’t an admittance of guilt, but the acknowledgment that there was enough evidence to be found guilty. That evidence included nude photos of Pride, that were sent to Morrissey when she was underaged. As well as seedy sexual text messages between Morrissey and an associate, in which he bragged about having sex with her on his office desk.
Ironically, while Morrissey was serving his jail sentence, which was work release, he was actually working! Virginia voters, in the midst of his underage sex scandal, helped Morrissey reclaim his House of Delegates seat. Currently Morrissey is running for Virginia state Senate, as an independent.
Morrissey came clean about his personal life Wednesday during a radio appearance.
“I am as engaged in Chase’s life as a man could be. I’m super proud of Myrna and I love Chase,” said Morrissey. “Chase is my blood. We had our baby, we love our baby.”
“Myrna is 19 and some odd months, the baby is nine weeks old. Sit down and do the math,” Morrissey said.
How many different ways can we express how disgustingly gross this is? About a million. This man should be behind bars.