“We have a criminal law system that differentiates between murder and jaywalking,” Scarborough said. “We need to do that here, too.”

“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. “Mark Halperin is more than willing to meet with his accusers and apologize [to] them face-to-face. 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.”

“There are some hypocrisies here,” she added. “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. 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.”