Fox News host and former lawyer Megyn Kelly on Monday shot back at those calling for a federal judge to step down from the Trump University lawsuit just an hour after Fox host Bill O'Reilly said he should recuse.
"That is not the way our system works," Kelly said on her program "The Kelly File."
"If a litigant making stink about a judge necessarily resulted in a conflict that would force the judge to step down, it would lead to chaos in our court system," Kelly said.
Trump has been under fire even from some Republicans for saying that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel can't rule fairly because his parents are natives of Mexico.
"Some have suggested that there's a political component to this case because the law firm representing the plaintiffs has paid Bill and Hillary Clinton for speeches," Kelly said, but noted that the Trump University case was filed in April 2010, before Trump decided to run for president and before he called on President Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate.
"The plaintiff's law firm is not expected to love the defendant," she said. "The question is whether the judge can be fair. The judge has been on the case for three years. He's issued several rulings in favor of Mr. Trump, but some big rulings against him."
Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson argued to Kelly that the case should have been dismissed because the lead litigant in the class action suit has dropped out of the case.
Kelly countered that such is not the case, and added that the woman who had been the face of the class action said she dropped out because she had been harassed by countersuits from Trump.
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