Former Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly lashed out at Sen. Kamala Harris following her announcement she is running for president in 2020.
O’Reilly, who was fired by Fox News after his expensive pattern of sexually harassing women, was frustrated by Harris investigating the allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“She should’ve understood due process, which denied Brett Kavanaugh in front of the nation in the awful, terrible, scandalous hearings about the Supreme Court justice,” O’Reilly argued.
In reality, Harris did not deny Kavanaugh due process during his confirmation. In fact, she repeatedly argued for due process, but was thwarted by Senate Republicans and the White House.
“As the former attorney general of California, I have tremendous, tremendous respect for the sworn law enforcement officers at the FBI, and this should have been a search for the truth,” Harris said at the time. “They should have been allowed to do their full job. But instead the White House did not allow it. This was not a search for the truth. Instead, this was about politics and raw power to push through an unfit nominee.”
O’Reilly, however, was frustrated that Kavanaugh faced any scrutiny for his treatment of women.
In his own scandals, O’Reilly has said he was “mad at God” for not being protected from accountability.
“Kamala Harris, by doing that, has lost my vote and I couldn’t imagine any American voting for somebody who does not support due process,” O’Reilly argued.
It is unlikely that O’Reilly would have voted for a progressive female leader instead of Donald Trump, who is another conservative white male who has faced multiple scandals for mistreating women.
Full steam ahead on 2020 – Kamala Harris announced she will run today. She denied Brett Kavanaugh due process in front of the nation, and in so doing has lost my vote. I could not imagine any American for somebody who does not believe in due process. pic.twitter.com/9NzPikOzM7
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) January 21, 2019