11/08/2011 12:14 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Mika Brzezinski Bashes Herman Cain's Sexual Harassment Accusers On 'Morning Joe' (VIDEO)

Mika Brzezinski hammered Herman Cain's sexual harassment accusers on Tuesday morning, questioning their motives for speaking out now after years of silence.

On Monday, a fourth woman came forward with claims of sexual harassment against the GOP frontrunner. Sharon Bialek, a former National Restaurant Association employee, appeared alongside attorney Gloria Allred, and said that Cain had groped her over a decade ago.

On Tuesday, Brzezinski gave her co-horts a stern look after they bantered about how Herman Cain could replace Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi, whose so-called "bunga-bunga" sex parties have become notorious.

She prefaced her criticism of Cain's accusers by making it clear that she has little love for Cain. "I still don't get why he's even at the top of the list," she said.

But she said that Cain was a powerful man at the NRA and slammed his accusers for not coming forward earlier. "Nobody spoke out then, so what does that say about them?" she charged. "'Cause if someone is a predator, a sexual predator, and they do something to you and you don't speak out, you're letting it go."

She continued, "Clearly this woman and Gloria Allred are very interested in the limelight right now and taking this on and I wonder what their reasons are. Now I'm sure I'll get killed online for saying that."

"The whole thing is a pathetic side-show," she concluded.


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