Megyn Kelly blamed Al Sharpton and others like him for fostering an environment of violence and racial division in Ferguson, Mo., that has led to riots and looting.
Kelly made the comments on Monday.
She began after playing a clip of St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch, a Democrat, answering a reporter’s question about “African-American witnesses” who testified to the grand jury that Michael Brown was moving toward Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson when he was fatally shot.
All of the witnesses he had cited earlier in the news conference were black, McCulloch confirmed, belying the idea that the evidence presented to the grand jury was in any way racially biased.
“I guarantee you that soundbite’s not gonna go everywhere tomorrow,” Kelly said. “They’re not gonna play that for the protesters who are saying that this is a racial thing, and that the fix was in.” (H/T: Mediaite)
Arthur Aidala, appearing with Kelly, agreed, noting that many protesters still used the “hands up, don’t shoot” motto although it has been demonstrated that Brown’s hands were not up when he was shot.
Kelly said that Al Sharpton was the source of much of that misinformation.
Sharpton “went out there and stoked the fires by giving them misinformation after misinformation, never to be corrected,” Kelly said.
Aidala added that because the grand jury knew the potential consequences of not indicting Wilson, the fact that they made that decision anyway just added to the argument that the evidence they reviewed “must have been so bad, so shabby, that they couldn’t even indict on the lowest count” of involuntary manslaughter.
Watch the full exchange here, from YouTube:
There are two things we can say with a fair amount of certainty about Al Sharpton’s career over the past several months.
First, he has unquestionably made things worse in Ferguson, Mo., and other cities around the nation with his unfounded rhetoric.
Second, he has become even closer to President Barack Obama and the White House.
Just let that sink in for a minute.
Courtesy of Conservative Tribune