Mika Brzezinski Absent From ‘Morning Joe’ Day After Slur Due To ‘Family Event’

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One day after she made a homophobic slur on the air, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski was missing from the “Morning Joe” set Thursday, though co-host Joe Scarborough said her absence was due to a “long-standing family event.”

On Wednesday, Brzezinski referred to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as “a wannabe dictator’s butt boy.”

Brzezinski later apologized on Twitter.


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