Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly criticized Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTrump: McConnell must use debt limit to crush Biden agenda Building back a better vice presidency Stacey Abrams nominated to board of solar energy firm MORE (D-Calif.) Tuesday for saying she was “proud” of Jacob Blake during a meeting with him in Kenosha, Wis.
“PROUD of him? He’s accused of breaking into a sleeping woman’s house, sexually assaulting her, humiliating her & later returning to harass her,” Kelly tweeted. “Then the cops she called for help say he resisted arrest, assaulted them & went for his knife. How about a word for his victim, Senator?”
PROUD of him? He’s accused of breaking into a sleeping woman’s house, sexually assaulting her, humiliating her & later returning to harass her. Then the cops she called for help say he resisted arrest, assaulted them & went for his knife. How about a word for his victim, Senator? https://t.co/IryYbPAuf6— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) September 8, 2020
In a statement from Blake’s attorney Ben Crump, the civil rights lawyer said “In a moving moment, Jacob [Blake] Jr. told Sen. Harris that he was proud of her, and the senator told Jacob that she was also proud of him and how he is working through his pain.”
Blake’s father has said his son is paralyzed from the waist down following the shooting.
Police have said a knife was found inside Blake’s car after police shot him in the back multiple times and claimed he ignored orders to drop it. His attorneys have disputed the claim that the knife was in his hand. The man who filmed the shooting said he did not see a knife.
Kelly was criticized by other Twitter users but at least one former congresswoman, Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.), came to Kelly's defense.
He was shot in the back 7 times at close range by a white cop for what? He did not have a weapon in his hands.— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) September 8, 2020
Megyn, your racism is off the charts. https://t.co/8Oq9jAUd1E
You are a disgrace to journalism— ✌rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) September 8, 2020
Megyn Kelly is always trending ‘cause of some racist bullshit. She’s really got nothing better to do with her life than this. pic.twitter.com/pDO2ekXjkT— Shamar English (@english_shamar) September 8, 2020
"Believe all women" no longer applies.— Nan Hayworth, M.D. (@NanHayworth) September 8, 2020
Doesn't fit the narrative here. https://t.co/QYaXcYzhXa