On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Kelly File,” Chris Stirewalt, the digital politics editor for Fox News, joined Megyn Kelly in discussing Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and his call for “vigorous prosecution” in regards to the death of Michael Brown.
“He echoed the call of the protesters,” said Stirewalt. “The call of the protesters is ‘arrest him,’ and he said ‘vigorously prosecute.’”
“That is not the way our justice system works, and he knows damn well that’s the case. He knows it!” Kelly said. “He was the attorney general. He has a responsibility as the chief executive of that state to not stoke the fires, Chris. Is he that worried about his own political hide that he’s going to endanger this officer’s life further? And other people’s lives for that matter.
The temperatures are rising there in Ferguson. They don’t need the governor of the state backing up the people who are saying, ‘If there’s not an indictment, there’s going to be more trouble.’”
Stirewalt and Kelly wondered why there was no official statement or concern for the injured officer who had been hospitalized, which is why he has been unable to present his defense thus far.
Via National Review:
Nixon has come under pressure to remove St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch, who critics say would be too sympathetic to Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Brown; McCulloch’s father, a police officer, was killed on the job by a black man in the 1960s. In his video, Nixon refused to remove the prosecutor, but said McCulloch could also recuse himself if he wanted.
“I will say,” Kelly responded, “as somebody who practiced law for nearly a decade, that was an irresponsible and outrageous statement to make on the eve of the grand jury convening and he needs to walk it back and apologize for getting out ahead of his skis,” she said.
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