Megyn Kelly Defends Kavanaugh Amid New Allegations: ‘He’s Saying He Didn’t Do it!”
NBC host Megyn Kelly stood up for Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh on-air today, as she passionately reminded her panel that he hasn’t admitted to any wrongdoing.
The Megyn Kelly Today host, who began the segment by agreeing with President Donald Trump after he said the Kavanaugh situation has turned “totally political,” likened the claims to those against failed GOP Senate candadite Roy Moore.
“Whether you believe these women or you don’t, it’s become completely political because it’s a Supreme Court confirmation hearing. It’s not like a regular ‘Me Too’ allegation,” Kelly said. “Same way when Roy Moore was accused, those women were accused of being political operatives.”
Kelly, a former star Fox News host, defended Senate Republicans choice to not seek an FBI investigation, saying the agency “is not a super-secret police force to investigate super-secret really bad things” and “that’s why we have congressional investigators.”
One guest suggested Kavanaugh saw misconduct allegations differently when he investigated Bill Clinton amid his scandal with Monica Lewinsky, to which Kelly responded to by declaring, “He’s saying he didn’t do it, Joe!”
“He’s not saying that those allegations against him amount to nothing if he did! He’s saying he didn’t do it!” She added. “You have no evidence for that whatsoever. What he’s saying is he didn’t do the thing he’s being accused of. He’s not trying to justify it if it’s proven.”
The NBC host went on to call for “due process” when looking into allegations against powerful men, arguing that if the #MeToo movement goes “too far,” there could be negative consequences since “some” women “lie.”
“If he’s been wrongly accused of attempted rape, he does not need to shut up!” Kelly said. “He needs to defend himself! And we need to be — at least, if you are a U.S. senator, please, at least give us the semblance of fairness! Okay? Just at least the appearance of fairness. To both sides!”
Watch above, via NBC.
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