Newt Gingrich Blows Up at Megyn Kelly

'You are fascinated with sex'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2016 1:03 AM CDT
Updated Oct 26, 2016 5:43 AM CDT

Megyn Kelly tried to ask Newt Gingrich about the Donald Trump groping allegations Tuesday night—but she didn't get further than the words "If Trump is a sexual predator ..." before Gingrich blew up. "He's not a sexual predator!" Gingrich told the Fox host, per USA Today. "You can't say that. You could not defend that statement. Now, I'm sick and tired of people like you using language that's inflammatory, that's not true!" said Gingrich, a prominent Trump surrogate. "I think that your defensiveness on this may speak volumes," Kelly told Gingrich, who earlier in the interview accused the media of having Pravda-like bias in its coverage of Clinton versus Trump.

As the exchange grew more heated, with Kelly insisting that the Trump allegations are an issue people care about and that Fox had also covered allegations against Bill Clinton, Gingrich said: "You are fascinated with sex and you don't care about public policy." Kelly responded: "I'm not fascinated by sex, but I am fascinated by protection of women and understanding what we're getting in the Oval Office." Gingrich went on to demand that she say the words "Bill Clinton, sexual predator," reports the Washington Post, which calls the showdown "one for the ages." "We're going to have to leave it at that, and you can take your anger issues and spend some time working on them, Mr. Speaker," Kelly said as time ran out. "Thanks for being here." (More Megyn Kelly stories.)

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