Things got heated between Megyn Kelly and Rep. Al Green in an interview during the former’s Kelly File. The two were debating the merits of the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture that has become an iconic symbol for the pro Michael Brown crowd. Kelly brought in Green to discuss his controversial move by assuming a hands up gesture during an appearance on the house floor. Kelly chastised the Democratic Texas representative for making a statement despite conflicting witness testimony over whether Michael Brown did indeed had his hands up when he was shot by Officer Darren Wilson.
Green pointed out to the witnesses who said they saw Brown raise his arms, while Kelly countered with reports from another three witnesses that claimed otherwise and even saw the teen making a dash at Wilson. The discussion quickly got heated with each accusing the other of only pointing to facts that favor their own opinions.
Megyn Kelly and Al Green also debated over whether the case should even have gone to a grand jury and whether the witnesses may have twisted the accounts of what they saw based on their own racial biases. Kelly also took issue with the “black lives matter” crowd, saying that they are continuing their marches and demonstrations in spite of the evidence that collaborated Wilson’s account.
Green created controversy during a Dec. 1 house floor meeting when he and several other members of the Congressional Black Caucus raised their arms to show their dismay over the grand jury’s decision not to indict. Green also likened the Ferguson protests to the civil rights movement and even the 1773 Boston Tea Party incident. The move drew criticisms from many conservative pundits and even from Joe Scarborough, host of the Morning Joe on the liberal network MSNBC.
The spat between Megyn Kelly and Al Green really isn’t the last of it. There are certain to be more intense debates in the days to come as it appears that the Ferguson fiasco isn’t going to die down anytime soon.[photo credit: Oliver Willis]