Someone finally said it: Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has become the first TV anchor to openly suggest that President Barack Obama be impeached. Her comments came while interview ing Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier this week on The Kelly File. The pair were discussing the presidential power grab of Barack Obama, which is now being deliberated in federal court.
“When you have a president who, in your view or the view of some, is out of control in terms of overreach, you as the lawmaker really have two meaningful options. And the main one that has been used historically is [to] try to impeach him. I mean, is that ever considered?” asked Kelly. Although McConnell’s eyes lit up at the suggestion, he did not directly address impeachment and noted that Democrats currently control the Senate. However, he did discuss working on defunding Obama’s legislature, which he referred to as a “less dramatic response.”
Kelly’s willingness to ask the difficult questions is largely why her nightly Fox News show has been such a success. She is currently beating out her peers on the network in the ratings department, including Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren. In some cases, her ratings are more than double that of the liberal news anchors on other networks including MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, CNN’s Piers Morgan and HLN’s Dr. Drew Pinsky. Kelly was a daytime news anchor for Fox News until the network made its first shuffle to its evening lineup in a decade, granting her a prime-time slot this past fall.