Democratic representative Al Green sparred with Megyn Kelly over the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to charge Officer Darren Wilson with the shooting death of Michael Brown, with the Congressional Black Caucus member accusing the Fox News host of deliberately ignoring witness claims that Brown had his hands up when shot.
The Houston congressman argued on Tuesday that – regardless of the facts – the grand jury should’ve brought Wilson to trial. “It’s not enough for things to be right, they must also look right,” he said. “And in this case, it doesn’t look right for a prosecutor to take this case to a grand jury, when he could’ve taken it to a judge.”
Green and other CBC members courted controversy Monday night by displaying the “hands up, don’t shoot” protest gesture on the House floor. Kelly asked the congressman why he would continue to use the gesture after the majority of witnesses alleged that Brown charged the officer before he was shot.
“You are telling one side of the story, and you’re doing your viewers a disservice,” Green accused, claiming that a minority of statements claiming Brown’s hands were up should be accorded equal status. “You only want to present the prosecutor’s side. That is a mistake. You should be fair and balanced!”
“On this show and this channel, unlike any other, you get both sides,” Kelly shot back.