Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News host who was later ousted from NBC, has been out of sight, out of mind as of late — but she came out of the woodwork Tuesday to make remarks that likely left Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) furious.
According to the Washington Examiner, Kelly blasted the Democratic vice presidential hopeful for declaring that she is “proud” of Jacob Blake, the 29-year-old Black man who was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin late last month, setting off destructive protests that left at least two dead.
“How about a word for his victim?”
Blake, who remains hospitalized, was being arrested Aug. 23 for “violating a restraining order,” according to the Examiner, and had pending charges against him including breaking and entering and sexual assault.
It was those allegations, which Blake has reportedly pleaded not guilty to, that Kelly took issue with in a tweet Tuesday lambasting Harris, who said in a statement that she shared “a moving moment” with Blake and told him “that she was also proud of him and how is working through his pain.”
“PROUD of him? He’s accused of breaking into a sleeping woman’s house, sexually assaulting her, humiliating her [and] later returning to harass her,” Kelly pressed Tuesday. “How about a word for his victim, Senator?”
PROUD of him? He’s accused of breaking into a sleeping woman’s house, sexually assaulting her, humiliating her & later returning to harass her. Then the cops she called for help say he resisted arrest, assaulted them & went for his knife. How about a word for his victim, Senator? https://t.co/IryYbPAuf6
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) September 8, 2020
“A reputation in California”
It wasn’t all that long ago that Harris was a hard-nosed prosecutor in California. That’s a persona that she’s been trying to shed as she vies for the White House alongside former Vice President Joe Biden — but is it too late?
A report from the AFP last month suggested that to some progressives, Harris’ record may be too much to bear.
“Time after time, when progressives urged her to embrace criminal justice reforms as a district attorney and then the state’s attorney general, Ms. Harris opposed them or stayed silent,” a law professor wrote in an editorial for The New York Times, according to the AFP.
Harris also faced criticism earlier in the summer from a newspaper in her home state.
“Kamala Harris had a reputation in California as a prosecutor and attorney general who waited rather than led, who moved on controversial issues only once she saw what was politically viable,” an editorial published by the Sacramento Bee read, according to the AFP.
It remains to be seen whether siding with a likely criminal in this case will help Harris escape her tough-on-crime past.