Democrat jailed for sex with underage girl, elected to Virginia State Senate

Elizabeth Tyree reports for WSET (via ABC7 WJLA) that in last Tuesday elections in Virginia, November 5, 2019, Democrat Joe Morrissey, 61, a former Virginia lawmaker who was jailed for having sex with his underage law office intern, won the state senate seat for the 16th District — parts of Richmond, Chesterfield County, Petersburg, Hopewell, Prince George County, and Dinwiddie County.

Morrissey won with nearly 64% of the votes, defeating Waylin Ross, an independent. Virginia’s Republican Party did not bother to put up a candidate.

Four years ago in 2015, Morrissey was convicted and jailed for having sex with his then 17-year-old intern receptionist. He was in his 50s at the time and a member of the Virginia House of Delegates at.

Morrissey 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.

Note: An Alford plea is a guilty plea in criminal court, whereby a defendant in a criminal case does not admit to the criminal act and asserts innocence, but admits that the evidence presented by the prosecution would be likely to persuade a judge or jury to find the defendant guilty.

Morrissey later married the girl, Myrna Warren (who’s black), his second marriage. The couple now has three children. He has fathered a total of six children by four different women, including his current wife Warren. (Washington Post)

According to The Daily Wire, in 2015 Morrissey was initially indicted on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography (he had, according to prosecutors, a nude photograph of the girl and had sent it to a friend) and the electronic solicitation of a minor.

Morrissey resigned from his House District seat after conviction but won it back in a special election and served as a delegate while he spent six months in jail for “contributing to the delinquency of a minor”. In 2016, Morrissey lost a campaign to be Richmond’s mayor.

According to Wikipedia:

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.”[8][15]

On December 16, 2011, the Supreme Court of Virginia approved a petition for his reinstatement to the bar. However, Morrissey remains ineligible to practice in the federal court….

In March 2018, the Virginia State Bar…considering his prior disciplinary and legal difficulties…ordered that Morrissey’s law license be revoked [for the second time] effective June 15, 2018…. Morrissey’s appeal of the revocation was denied by the Virginia Supreme Court on July 18, 2019.

In April 2018, Morrissey launched a bid for the State Senate, and won the Democratic primary in June.

On November 5, 2019, despite his history of criminal conviction and disbarrment, by a majority of nearly 64%, Virginia voters in the 16th District elected Joe Morrissey to represent them in the State Senate.

Ashe Schow of The Daily Wire, observes:

How bad is the Virginia GOP? So bad they didn’t even put up a candidate to run against a Democrat lawmaker who previously had been jailed for a sex scandal involving a teenage employee….

Virginia Republicans were trounced Tuesday night, losing control of the state legislature for the first time in decades. In many races across the state, Republicans didn’t even put up a candidate. That’s despite a state Democratic party grabbling with racism and sexual assault scandals. Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook photo was revealed earlier this year, showing him either in blackface or wearing a KKK robe at a costume party. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has been accused by two women of sexual assault…. Attorney General Mark Herring also admitted to wearing blackface while in college.

See also “Elections have consequences: ‘Blue’ Virginia goes whole hog for gun control

~Eowyn

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DCG
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Not surprising…Virginia is a heckuva state, including keeping their “Coonman” governor.

VA GOP is the worse, too. Lazy bast@rds.

greenworxx
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Virginia is lost. The GOP is lost. They are all mentally ill, including Morrissey.

William
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William

This could have been a case of the demons simply having a lock on that district. In MA it’s common for Republicans not to contest elections at the local level simply because there is no point. If the D’s ran Ted Bundy he’d win (Now that I think of it Bundy was a Republican). But this is VA, The Old Dominion, birthplace of seven presidents, not The People’s Benevolent Socialist Republic of Taxachusetts. So the GOP there must be lame in the extreme. This is not encouraging. And once again it bears repeating that this miscreant Morrissey was “elected” by… Read more »

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Goldbug

What is it going to take for us to realize the GOP and Democrats are “birds of a feather,”99% political scum, working in sync. Yet the dumbed downs rush to the polls to vote them into office and pay them hefty, unearned salaries. The global communist agenda is quickly being fulfilled

Alma
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Alma

That “train” is not slowing down one bit.

William
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William

That the parties are birds of a feather is not in dispute. Their interests, obtaining and maintaining power, converge. This situation obtains precisely because the dumbed-downs DONT rush to the polls but rather stare at their devices or engage in some other mindless bread-and circus distraction. The “two” parties are then able to focus their attention on gaining favor with specific demographic groups and small political niches rather than consulting the sentiments of The People at large. As ignorant as the masses are, I believe that if given the opportunity to elect a person with convictions and integrity, and if… Read more »

Alma
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Alma

Castration! Yes, the chopping block, that will put an end to the abuse and a deterrent for those thinking about doing it!

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

I cannot help but believe that when such a large percentage of people would willingly sweep someone of this criminality into office . . . the time is growing very close that our Lord and Savior will return once again to the Earth. Sometimes, I find that my mind wanders back to the 1950’s when life was a much less evil period in time.

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

Richmond loves Morrissey. He is the bad boy that good girls like. Richmond has a history of electing criminals to public office. Mayors, city council members, cops, etc. have actually gone to jail only to show up in office again. Glad I don’t live there.

CSM1
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CSM1

Again, misleading news. Folks, it doesn’t matter if it from the left or right, some things should be left alone. This is a good example.
All I will say is that the indiscretion was with a secretary in his office who was 17+ and they are now married with several children.
Shame on those who would use this inappropriately.

Dave
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Had the POS done that in Georgia, it would have been legal. 🙁

Tom
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Tom

I wonder who owns Virginia’s voting machines.

Truckjunkie
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Truckjunkie

That’d be some of Harry Reid’s Clan,wouldn’t it? LOL

William
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William

You mean Harry Greed, aka Dirty Harry?

Pearl
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Pearl

No one can doubt that the “Republican” party is in bed with these demons, conspiring to deprive the voters of any choice in who will run their state. This was a deliberate abdication of power and a betrayal of the entire state, the REPUBLICAN PARTY DELIVERED the people of Virginia into the hands of these demons.

Steve Kasian
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Steve Kasian

The headline of this article clearly & specifically states that an underage girl was elected to the Virginia State Senate.

DCG
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That’s what you take away from this post? Most folk know that to run for any state senate seat you must be of a certain age. Check it out for VA, it’s not that hard to locate. Given that you live in CA, you should be more concerned about your third-world shithole cities that populate your once-beautiful state. How’s it feel to walk around feces, urine, rats, drug needles and the many, many diseases that now populate your demorat-run cities? Can’t wait for you to experience this FINE attraction in CA: “A Bucket of Hot Diarrhea Was Randomly Poured on… Read more »

Truckjunkie
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Truckjunkie

I noticed that too,Steve. Reading the rest of the post the truth is soon seen,disgusting as it may be. We see more and more of that kind of behavior by our alleged “Representatives” these days. What cowed ME is the fact that not a single republican had the balls to run AGAINST him.

William
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William

It doesn’t state that “clearly and specifically” at all, although a comma or two might have helped. No worries, FOTM is addressing the issue with the grammar quiz. I for one overuse commas, run-on sentences held together with “comma splices”. Comma abuse one might say. But there’s help available for that. As long as you’re here you might as well take the quiz too. If you do you’ll see this headline in a whole new light

Sammy
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Sammy

The GOP has deliberately given Virginia to the democrats. I live here and watched it happen over a period of several elections. The Virginia Republicans receive ZERO support from the National GOP when we have good conservatives, they dislike for being to Tea party or to anti illegal alien for their RINO asses.

TrailDust
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He has a role model in Bill Clinton.