Nancy Pelosi was deemed guilty of sexism by Fox News host Megyn Kelly. In addition to being a top ratings getter on the cable news network, Kelly is also a licensed attorney. The sexism label was levied against the California Democrat after Pelosi said Americans should be "very afraid" of the U.S Supreme Court.
The House Minority Leader uttered multiple statements about the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case during a press conference after the landmark Obamacare ruling, according to Megyn Kelly. "The latest installment of misleading hysteria comes from the House minority leader," the Fox News host told several million viewers.
Nancy Pelosi had this to say after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby could refuse to pay for four of the 20 types of birth control mandated by Obamacare:
"We should be afraid of this court, that five guys are determining which forms of contraception are legal or not. It's not her boss' business."
Megyn Kelly quickly began unraveling Pelosi's statement after airing the press conference clip. Kelly first pointed out that the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling did not make any type of birth control illegal, as Pelosi eluded. The Fox News host also pointed out what she felt was a bit of hypocrisy on Pelosi's part. Kelly said that Nancy Pelosi likely heralded the Roe v. Wade decision, where an all-male Supreme Court ruled that abortion should be legal. Prior to the House minority leader's "five guys" statement, Senator Harry Reid had referenced old white men deciding what he felt was a woman's rights issue. Reid apparently forgot the U.S. Supreme Court also includes women and one black man.
Kelly also had this to say about Nancy Pelosi and her statement about the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision:
"Nancy Pelosi either doesn't know what she's talking about, or she's intentionally misleading you. First of all, the gender of the justices in the Hobby Lobby majority it totally irrelevant. Does Ms. Pelosi think those justices [Roe v. Wade] were ill-equipped to fairly decide that case? Or is it only when a judge disagrees with Mr. Pelosi that his gender is an issue. If Speaker John Boehner made a similar statement about the female Supreme Court justices, Nancy Pelosi would be crying sexism – and that's what she is guilty of here."
Megyn Kelly went on to state what should have been obvious to anyone who had read or listened to the Hobby Lobby birth control decision. "News flash, all birth control was legal before this decision remains legal today," The Fox News host said.
Nancy Pelosi has yet to respond to Megyn Kelly saying she was guilty of sexism or to clarify or retract her Hobby Lobby comments.
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