- Megyn Kelly on Thursday condemned the Republican presidential candidates for their stance on abortion, calling the issue a ‘f****** loser’ for the party
- She said she had ‘no faith in the Republican Party to turn any of this around’, insisting they were out of step with the electorate
- Vivek Ramaswamy during Wednesday night’s debate said his party were ‘losers’ and called on Ronna McDaniel, the RNC chair, to resign
Megyn Kelly has described the Republican fixation on banning abortion as a ‘f****** loser’, saying the party was out of step with the electorate and needed to rapidly correct course.
Kelly on Thursday was damning in her assessment of the elections held nationwide, which saw Republican states like Ohio vote to protect abortion, and Kentucky vote to keep their Democratic governor who campaigned on allowing access to abortion.
‘They cannot win by saying no abortions and no exceptions,’ said a furious Kelly.
‘It’s a f****** loser.’
The majority of U.S. adults, including those living in states with the strictest limits on abortion, want it to be legal at least through the initial stages of pregnancy.
About two-thirds of Americans say abortion should generally be legal. Only about 1 in 10 say it should always be illegal.
Kelly announced on Thursday that she will moderate the next Republican debate, to be held on December 6 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The debate will air on Newsmax.
Kelly pointed out that Andy Beshear, re-elected on Tuesday as Kentucky’s governor, ran an effective advert featuring a young woman who was raped when she was 12 by her stepfather.
The woman said that Beshear’s opponent, Daniel Cameron, would have denied her an abortion and told her what to do with her body.
‘That is devastating, and she was thanked by the Democratic incumbent, Governor Beshear, in his victory speech,’ said Kelly.
‘The Republican Party, I understand it’s a pro-life party: They are too extreme for the voters, and that’s irrespective of how any of us may feel on the life choice issue.
‘They are too extreme for the voters even in states like Kentucky, and they’re going to keep losing unless they come to that realization.’
Kelly’s comments echo those of Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, who during Wednesday night’s debate said his party has become a ‘party of losers’ in the aftermath of Tuesday’s election results.
Ramaswamy said at the third Republican presidential debate in Miami on Wednesday that a ‘cancer’ exists in the GOP establishment.
He blamed Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee, for the losses.
‘We’ve become a party of losers at the end of the day,’ he said, noting a series of losses since she became the chair of the RNC in 2017.
Ramaswamy mentioned losses in the 2018 and 2022 midterms, and 2020 presidential election.
He said the Republicans ‘got trounced’ in this week’s elections, and called on McDaniel to resign.
‘We have to have accountability in our party,’ said Ramaswamy.
‘For that matter, Ronna, if you want to come on stage tonight and look the GOP voters in the eye and tell them you resign, I will turn over, yield my time to you.’
McDaniel on Thursday night appeared on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show, and defended her record.
She said she was going to ‘continue my focus on Joe Biden and the Democrats’, and criticized the Republicans for their ‘circular firing squad’.
McDaniel said they ‘defied the odds’ in 2018, and ‘allowed President Trump to build the majority on the Supreme Court.’
Ingraham asked her why Republicans in Virginia were not given more money for their campaign.
The Democrats outspent the Republicans by $8 million, and Democrats won control of the state House and Senate.
‘These are people who come after me all the time, they are on Twitter and all – but let’s see their results. What did they do in Virginia?’ said McDaniel, insisting she could not raise money for state races.
An unimpressed-looking Ingraham then cut short her time, saying ‘we have a lot to get to.’