Apparently upset by a question about Donald Trump’s sexual accusers, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich turned on Megyn Kelly, accusing the Fox News host of being “fascinated with sex” during an explosive exchange on Tuesday night.
“You are fascinated with sex and you don’t care about public policy. That’s what I get out of watching you,” said Gingrich.
“Me, really?” asked Kelly, perhaps alluding to the fact that Gingrich left his first wife, while she had cancer, for a 28-year-old congressional aide, asked his second wife for an open marriage, and then left his second wife for another congressional aide with whom he had an extramarital affair. “You know what Mr. Speaker,” Kelly continued, “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.”
Gingrich was not done berating Kelly, however, interrupting her to say, “And therefore we’re going to send Bill Clinton back to the East Wing.”
“It’s not about me, it’s about the women and men of America,” Kelly reminded Gingrich. “Poll numbers shows us that the women of America in particular are very concerned about these allegations.” As Kelly tried to tell the former House speaker not “to dismiss women,” Gingrich again spoke over her, daring her to call Bill Clinton a “sexual predator.”
When Kelly began explaining that she had in fact covered the allegations against Bill Clinton, Gingrich continued to yell over her, prompting Kelly to say, “Excuse me,” not once, but three times before Gingrich allowed her to finish her statement. Apparently fed up with the exchange, Kelly ended the interview with a bang. “You can take your anger issues and spend some time working on them, Mr. Speaker,” said Kelly. “Thanks for being here.”
Watch video of the exchange below.
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