In a tense segment on Megyn Kelly’s “America Live,” Fox News Contributor (and Democrat) Jehmu Greene spun a little out of control when she attacked fellow contributor Tucker Carlson as a “bow-tying white boy” when he called her out for a bad defense of Elizabeth Warren. Greene was specifically trying to argue that the revelation of Warren’s previous attempts to pass herself off as Native American would actually hurt the Republicans more than the Democrats, because many non-white voters would identify with Warren, and feel offended by the GOP calling her qualifications into question.
Carlson completely rejected the idea, even going so far as to laugh at it. Greene was not pleased:
“You see Scott Brown really questioning her qualifications because he has to appeal to white, working-class voters who feel marginalized because of affirmative action,” said Greene. “This smells real stank to women who do not like being called on their qualifications.”
Carlson and Kelly continued to laugh off the episode. “It’s so offensive and dumb,” said Carlson of Warren’s response to the controversy. “But leaving that aside, it does provide a window into a system that is fundamentally corrupt that awards people based on their DNA.”
Greene said that questioning Warren on her qualifications, as she insists Brown has done in the wake of this controversy, “is going to appeal to folks like you, voters like you: bow-tying white boys.”
Watch the confrontation boil over below:
Kelly was, apparently, mortified by the incident and once the segment was over, actually apologized on behalf of Fox for the racially charged attack, saying this:
Well, earlier in the program, Jehmu Greene was here and she called Tucker Carlson an inappropriate name. I want to apologize to Tucker and/or our viewers for that. I wasn’t sure I heard what I thought I heard and now we have confirmed it was that. It was not consistent with our standards and I do apologize on behalf of the program.
Watch Kelly’s apology here: