Well, he is almost certainly the next 16th Democratic State Senator in the 16th District of Virginia, where he left Rosalyn Dance on Tuesday night. (A Republican did not attend the meeting in the fall.)
1) Democrats were forced to resign in the state house in 2014, after convicting a minority to commit a crime, in this case a 17-year-old part-time employee in his law office with whom Morrissey exchanged sex and naked images. (Morrissey was in the mid-50s at that time.)
The Washington Post discovered Morrissey's resignation in a wonderful paragraph:
"There were naked photos and explicit text messages that the prosecutors told Morrissey and the girl exchanged – and the demand from the delegate that their phones were broken by her runaway lesbian ex-lover. That the child was" probably "Morrissey. sender does not say.) "
According to a local report, Morrissey claimed that she thought she was 18 years old.
Morrissey has since married the woman, Myrna, and has more children. His family played a prominent role in his state senate campaign.
2) As a lawyer in the community of Richmond in 1991, Morrissey entered a fist with a defense attorney. "I stretched out his lights," Morrissey said to The Washington Post. – Some habits had to be taught. The defense lawyer said that Morrissey's outbreak was that he knew he was losing the case, adding: "His manhood is very uncertain." Shot back Morrissey: "He's 55-75 pounds heavier than me and found himself lying on the ground over eggs on his face." Morrissey went to jail for five days. Since then, including the state's Senate campaign, Morrissey has picked up the "Fighting Joe" nickname. (The episode is known in Virginia's political science as the "hall in the hall."
3) Morrissey lost her 1993 re-election rally to Richmond's Chief Prosecutor when she was charged with bribery and the death penalty. As The Washington Post remarked: "The accusation at Morrissey comes from dealing with a rape case in which the defendant has been guilty of guilty and the defendant's father has paid $ 25,000 to the victim." he released these accusations.
4) In 1999, Morrissey came to a (nother) fight – this time with a businessman named Gary Wycoff. In the case of the mistake of Wycoff in Richmond Times (Wycoff died in 2009), this case has been described:
"With Morrissey in 1999, Wycoff broke his nose and cut his left eye during a riot of contract. He sued Morrissey for a crime and a battery, and a jury awarded $ 1 million to Wycoff. In 2002, but with interest and costs. , the amount increased to $ 544,000 in June 2007. "
After nine years of legal struggle, Wycoff collected $ 390,000 and the case was officially closed.
5) In 2003 Morrissey lost his legal license. In 2011 he recovered. In 2018 he lost again. He appealed for the second withdrawal, arguing that the judges were wrong in their decision.
There is more. But you get the idea. Morrissey was always a little problematic child – and proud of her. In fact, this year's full campaign was based on the idea that the facility didn't want her anywhere in the vicinity. And he was right; Ralph Northam Governor and former Cow. Terry McAuliffe and Tim Kaine all supported the dance.
"Have you ever had a Democratic candidate who ran a democratic first and continued to criticize party officials for" their brother "and" Morrissey rhetorically asked for his victory. "
If Morrissey were just a pronounced lightning rod, this would be one thing. But the Democrats' problems with a Morrissey are much deeper than that.
Look, Republicans now have a very narrow 21-19 seated majority in the state Senate. Democrats believe they have a very good shot to recover the majority. But imagine this scenario: After the elections this fall autumn – Virginia will vote against state agencies in unequal years – the Republicans control 20 seats and the Democrats control 20 seats. One of these 20 democratic sessions, Morrissey, the man whom the party building has made clear again, does not want to do anything – and who recently opened the question on which Tuesday he would like to participate. This comes from the post-record of his victory:
"When a reporter asked which party he wanted to pick up, Morrissey said that both Democrats and Republicans were receiving calls."
"" There is one thing I remember in the opening address of Governor Northam, "he said." "We didn't come to the State Capitol, Richmond, Democrats or Republicans. True … Just tell me.
Whoa boy. Buckle up, Virginia Democrats. This road will be terrible.