Newt Gingrich accused Megyn Kelly of being “fascinated by sex” on the Oct. 25 episode of “The Kelly Files” (video below).
Gingrich, a Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump supporter and former speaker of the House, was telling Kelly why he doesn’t believe the polls that show the Republicans losing control of the Senate, when suddenly her citation of Trump’s alleged sexual misdeeds seem to fire Gingrich up.
When Kelly raised the possibility of Trump being a “sexual predator,” Gingrich shot back: “I’m sick and tired of people like you using language that’s inflammatory that’s not true! … When you use the words, you took a position. And I think it’s very unfair of you to do that, Megyn!”
In a stinging comeback, Kelly said: “Your defensiveness on this may speak volumes, sir.”
Gingrich then dared Kelly to use the phrase “Bill Clinton sexual predator,” to which she responded by pointing out that former President Bill Clinton was not running in this election.
The argument culminated in Gingrich telling Kelly that she is sex-obsessed. “You are fascinated with sex and you don’t care about public policy,” he told her, notes The New York Times.
Kelly responded: “You know what Mr. Speaker, I’m not fascinated by sex, but I am fascinated by the protection of women and understanding what we’re getting in the Oval Office and I think the American voters would like to know …”
The interview concluded with Kelly’s words, “We’re gonna have to leave it at that, and you can take your anger issues and spend some time working on them, Mr. Speaker.”
The animosity between Kelly and the Trump campaign goes back to August 2015, when Trump insinuated that Kelly’s tough questions to him during the first Republican debate were due to her menstrual cycle, reports The Guardian. As he put it in an interview with CNN at the time, she “had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”
Sources: The Guardian, The New York Times, Fox News via YouTube / Photo credit: Fox News via YouTube