‘A Kardashian in Congress’: Megyn Kelly slams AOC's call to impeach Conservative SCOTUS
Megyn Kelly labeled Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) a "moron" and a "Kardashian in Congress" after the progressive lawmaker called for impeaching Supreme Court justices over their judgment to overturn Roe v Wade.
The congresswoman from the Bronx and Queens came under fire from Kelly during an interview on Eric Bolling's Monday, June 27, show on right-leaning cable network Newsmax when the topic of Friday's controversial abortion verdict came up. Kelly was asked for her opinion on Ocasio-Cortez's remarks from Sunday in which she sought the impeachment of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch for allegedly fibbing under oath amid their Senate confirmation hearings. Both judges gave the impression that they would beat any move to overturn Roe v Wade by telling senators that it was a settled precedent. Roe v Wade was the historic 1973 decision that legalized abortion across the country. Kelly spoke with Bolling of Newsmax on the impact of Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization on society and the removal of federal safeguards for abortion rights.
Another liberal Democrat, Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), has been "coming at the judges pretty darn hard," according to Bolling in his discussion with Kelly, which was quoted by the news outlet Mediaite. “Well, I’ll distinguish between the two because I think AOC is a moron,” Kelly said. “I think Elizabeth Warren is smart — she’s ideological and not necessarily aligned with you or with myself — but I think AOC is not that smart, and she really just wants to be a star.” Kelly further said: “She’s sort of a Kardashian in Congress. I guarantee you she hasn’t read the decision, and I guarantee you she has no understanding of what substantive due process is, or the history of any of what she’s talking about.”
The footage of Megyn Kelly calling AOC a "moron" for her call to remove conservative Supreme Court justices was posted by Meet the Press.
WATCH: If Supreme Court nominees lied under oath, @repaoc says impeachment “should be very seriously considered.”— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 26, 2022
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: "There must be consequences for such a deeply destabilizing action and hostile takeover of our Democratic institutions." pic.twitter.com/VLU8jsafw2
A user commented on the video, "Agree with everything she said there." "She is absolutely correct," another wrote. While another argued, "By the way tell her to read the constitution if she has the mentality to understand it."
She is absolutely correct.— Emil Bluhm (@BluhmEmil) June 26, 2022
agree with everything she said there.— Wave Rider (@sf49erbob) June 26, 2022
By the way tell her to read the constitution if she has the mentality to understand it.— Bernie Lupo (@BernieLupo) June 26, 2022
The former Fox News personality called the movement to remove the justices from office "ridiculous" and predicted that it would fail. According to Kelly, “All the justices play a little fast and loose with how they’re going to decide cases and how they’re going to treat precedent.” “These guys haven’t done anything wrong,” Kelly said, mentioning Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. “They have interpreted the Constitution according to their judicial philosophy.”
Kelly then brought up Rep Maxine Waters' (D-Calif) promise to disregard the judge's ruling. Waters was “out there saying ‘We’re not going to follow it,'” Kelly said. “You know what I have to say to her? Yes, you are. You are going to have to follow it.” Kelly added: “Sorry, but your state is no longer going to perform abortions if you’re in a redder state, all right?” “She’s not, but women who are are not going to be able to find abortions because the clinics are going to close down because doctors don’t want to go to prison.”