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O'Reilly, Kelly Back 'Straight Shooter' Lynch as AG

Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 12:12 PM

Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly have urged Republicans to support President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, saying that she’s "a straight shooter."

They joined together last night on "The Kelly file" to sing her praises, with Kelly in particular saying that Lynch should be approved by the GOP during nomination hearings, according to Mediaite.

Kelly said, "This is the person who should be the most acceptable to the right wing of the Republicans in this country of anybody who President Obama was considering. She is a straight shooter."

She noted that Lynch, a Harvard law school graduate, was "very fair," did not have "close ties" to the White House, and was not an ideologue like outgoing AG Eric Holder.

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The host also said that Lynch, a federal attorney in New York, had prosecuted both Democrats and Republicans, and has "been a leader" in cracking down on gang crime and terrorism.

O’Reilly referred to a shocking case in 2012 when Lynch stepped in after a judge had sentenced Andrew Goodman, who had raped two boys, aged 11 and 13, to the minimum two years in prison.

Lynch charged Goodman with a federal crime of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in sexual activity, O’Reilly said during the 2012 TV segment. Goodman, 29, had allegedly taken one boy from New York to New Jersey to see a Kid Rock concert and then had sex with him, Fox News reported.

"Finally, we see a public official willing to right a grievous wrong," the Fox host said at the time. "Finally! And we want the entire country to know it."

On Monday night, O’Reilly said, "She is a hero and should be respected by all Americans for standing up to a gross injustice."

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