Megyn Kelly Swipes at Obama Administration: Went ‘Too Far’ to Protect Sex Assault Accusers

Megyn Kelly took a swipe at former President Barack Obama‘s administration Thursday — saying that it went too far in protecting sexual assault accusers and created a system which is unfair to the accused.

Speaking on Megyn Kelly Today, the host argued that the Obama administration enacted policies which “eroded” the due process rights of the accused in sexual assault and misconduct cases.

“I understand the arguments on the one side,” Kelly said. “That we were in a position — back when I went to school, back in my day — where the pendulum was completely against the woman. And so there was a problem that needed solving.

“But I would submit that the Obama administration overcorrected the problem, and swung the pendulum too far back against the accused, completely eroding their due process rights.”

Kelly went on to note that she believes most sexual assault accusers. But some are “liars,” and the accused need protection in such cases.

“You can’t swing the pendulum so far against the accused that it’s a slam dunk for the accusers,” Kelly said. “Because while most women, I believe, are telling the truth, there’s a faction that are not. And the men accused by them — you can reverse the roles, in some case — those accused by the liars need to be protected too.”

Watch above, via NBC.

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