Don’t expect Megyn Kelly to conduct a “cross-examination” of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar during their scheduled appearance Wednesday on Fox News.
The host warned viewers that she may not be as “tough” as some might wish in asking the reality TV stars about revelations that their eldest son molested five young girls, including some of his sisters, reported Mediaite.
“Nothing is off limits,” Kelly said. “I don’t plan on getting into the specific details about what was done, because my understanding is the victims don’t want to discuss that either.”
Police reports indicate the couple waited more than a year to report the abuse and may have helped cover up criminal activity by a then-teenaged Josh Duggar.
Kelly complained that media reports have highlighted the family’s connections to prominent Republicans, particularly presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee – who offered a full-throated defense of his fellow Arkansans.
“Bill Clinton was accused of rape,” Kelly said. “He has been accused by several women of sexually assaulting them. But the fact that a presidential candidate has posed with some random member of the family that’s going through this issue is somehow a problem for the GOPers?”
Nearly all of the current GOP presidential candidates have been photographed with the 27-year-old Duggar – who resigned in the wake of the sex abuse revelations from his position with the anti-LGBT Family Research Council.
“I’ve been pretty disgusted by how some liberal media types are using what’s obviously a family tragedy to score political points,” said guest Howard Kurtz.
Watch the entire segment posted online by Fox News: