Megyn Kelly, former Fox News star and current top-rated SiriusXM podcaster, has blasted Hillary Clinton and Rachel Maddow for their on-air behavior following the fourth indictment of former President Donald Trump. On Friday, Clinton and Maddow were heard laughing over the charges during a segment of their show, indicating that more could be on the way.
Maddow also claimed that Trump’s questioning of election results was damaging to democracy, while conveniently ignoring her guest’s false claim that he “stole” the 2016 Presidential Election from her. This same false allegation was repeated ad nauseum by other left-wing cable news hosts for years.
Kelly has made it known she is not pleased with the direction some Democratic politicians are taking as they attempt to criminalize political differences rather than engaging in meaningful dialogue. She believes this type of behavior undermines democracy and its institutions.
Hillary Clinton and Rachel Maddow share a laugh about Trump being indicted in Georgia. pic.twitter.com/G7CiY4QLR1
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The back-and-forth banter infuriated Kelly.
“Can I tell you…that was a disgusting display by both women on the set,” she began during a segment of her show on Thursday.
“I would vote for Ron DeSantis over Joe Biden any day of the week — I’ve made that clear,” she continued, noting that during a previous interview with the Florida governor and current GOP presidential candidate, she asked him tough questions that she believed he had some difficulty in answering.
“He stood his own,” she said, growing visibly agitated. “That’s what a journalist does. That’s what your obligation is as a member of the media! You failed, Rachel Maddow! You failed! I don’t care how much they give you, $30 million a year, you’re not worth thirty cents!”
“That was an embarrassment!” Kelly added, referencing the Clinton interview. “You fell down on the job, you embarrassed yourself and your network, and you ceded the entire discussion to a dishonest broker who sent us down this disgusting path that we’re now on! Where everybody denies everybody’s the real president!
“Shame on you both!” Kelly added.
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Grabien founder Tom Elliot put together a “supercut” of video clips showing Maddow and other left-wing journalists and Democrats complaining that Trump “weaponized” the Justice Department to go after his “political enemies,” the Bidens — while contrasting those clips with others showing Joe Biden’s Justice Department actually prosecuting Trump.
In 2019, Dems blast "dictator" Trump for using DoJ to investigate a political rival, turning the U.S. into a "banana republic" pic.twitter.com/drY2BCLs2h
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 15, 2023
During a segment, McEnany and the other co-hosts discussed Trump being indicted by Special Counsel Jack Smith stemming from his investigation into the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building.
“If this indictment held, if a conviction was secured, what precedent, applying that retroactively, would have been set in those various circumstances? I think it is a troubling precedent indeed, But rounding this out, I think it’s important to look at what the American people see here when they look at Trump and Biden. I’m talking pure political optics. You look at President Trump, you see a guy with a 53.4 percent RealClearPolitics approval, or I should say that is what he is garnering among Republican voters at this point in time,” McEnany began.
“So, yes, that is true that for all intents and purposes, he looks like he is going on to be the nominee unless there is a big shakeup or polling change. So they see this individual who’s on his way there. They go back to last Wednesday, where you covered the Hunter situation, the plea deal breaks apart, there is this hidden phrase in the diversion agreement and the judge says this is not fair. Fast-forward to yesterday, Tuesday, and you see a second indictment against the former sitting president. You compare that to Biden,” she added.
McEnany continued: “This is his DoJ. And look, he says the DoJ’s independence. Let’s take him at his word. But optically, what you see is a president at the beach, a president going to dinner and a movie, a president at an Oppenheimer film, and when he walks out, the Politico Playbook says this: ‘Meanwhile, the only public statement from President Biden last night was in response to a shouted question from the pool. ‘It was compelling,’ he answered. The question was how he liked the movie ‘Oppenheimer.’’ So you see someone whose political opponent had been indicted as he enjoys dinner and a movie, and it is, at the end of the day, his Department of Justice piece.”
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.