by Eric Lendrum
One of the many Democrats elected to the Virginia Senate on Tuesday is a convicted sex offender and disbarred lawyer, according to Breitbart.
Joe Morrissey was jailed and lost his license to practice law after being convicted of having sex with his 17-year-old secretary. He pled guilty to a misdemeanor in the ensuing court case and served for only three months in a “work-release term.” He was also forced to resign from his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, but then ran again in the special election to retake the seat and was re-elected.
Morrissey then went on to marry the girl in 2016, and she gave birth to their first child at 19. They now have three children together. Morrissey is 62.
Morrissey subsequently tried and failed to run for mayor of Richmond in 2016. Earlier this year, he ousted incumbent State Senator Rosalyn Dance for the Democratic nomination before going on to defeat independent candidate Waylin Ross in the general, with 64 percent to Ross’s 36 percent. No Republican ran in the election for Morrissey’s district.
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Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).
Background Photo “Virginia Capital” by Skip Plitt – C’ville Photography. CC BY-SA 3.0.