Newt Gingrich to Megyn Kelly: You’re ‘fascinated with sex’

Gingrich accused Kelly of under covering Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's

Megyn Kelly
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016 file photo, Moderator Megyn Kelly waits for the start of the Republican presidential primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Kelly's Fox News colleague, Sean Hannity, accused Kelly of backing Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. The spat began Wednesday night on Kelly’s program, when the anchor criticized both GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and the Democratic candidate, Clinton, of avoiding tough media interviews. Kelly said Trump “will go on Hannity and pretty much only Hannity.” Hannity responded on Twitter that Kelly “clearly” supports Clinton. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich has told Fox News host Megyn Kelly she is “fascinated with sex” amid criticism of her coverage of sexual misconduct accusations against GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The heated exchange came Tuesday night on Kelly’s program. Kelly responded to Gingrich’s comment with a chuckle and asked, “really?” She went on to say she’s “not fascinated by sex,” but is “fascinated by the protection of women” and added that she had a responsibility to cover the accusations.

Gingrich accused Kelly of under covering Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s remarks in paid private speeches. He also accused her of ignoring former President Bill Clinton’s sexual history.

Kelly closed the conversation by instructing Gingrich to take his “anger issues and spend some time working on them.”

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