Freelance journalist and Sirius XM radio host Megyn Kelly blasted Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony before the Jan. 6 Committee, claiming that “a first year law student could have driven a truck through the holes” in her story.
The former Fox News host opened her July 30th show with a monologue about the current January 6 Committee hearings, starting with her own assessment of former President Donald Trump. Referring to her proper debate questions about Trump’s character – and whether or not he was a good fit for the presidency – Kelly argued that Trump’s behavior upon losing the 2020 presidential election was a reliable indicator that she was right to ask about it.
Kelly then moved to the committee itself, saying that its only goal all along was to damage Trump so severely that he couldn’t run in 2024 – and she said that if they were just honest about it, she might be more interested in what they had to say.
“It cloaks itself in sanctimony, purporting to be a fair-minded, down-the-middle finder of fact, just looking to get to the truth of January 6th,” Kelly added. “It’s a lie. And they prove every time they get together it’s a lie.”
Kelly then went on to address the testimony of Hutchinson, asserting that her comments were “causing Democrats and the press to collapse onto their fainting couches” as reported.
Unfolding Hutchinson’s testimony point by point, Kelly started by asserting that Trump would have allegedly known that his armed supporters were trying to enter the rally on Jan. 6 – and that he has encouraged Secret Service members to allow them in without actually forcing them to pass metal detectors.
Kelly initially pointed to the evasive language Hutchinson used even as she testified, noting that she had not really made a direct statement. But instead, she had been “in the vicinity of a conversation” that she “overheard” in which then-President Trump said “something to the effect of” about his supporters carrying weapons.
“What actually happened?” Kelly asked. “Did the Secret Service stop screening people? Were they let in? No one has suggested that… A first year law student could have driven a truck through the holes in that testimonial. Unfortunately, none was present yesterday, never mind a full-fledged lawyer presenting Donald Trump’s defense or even just pressing the witness on certain problems with her testimony.”
Megyn Kelly then proceeded to say that she was not implying that Hutchinson was lying – merely that there were some issues with the former assistant’s testimony that should have been disputed.