Fox host Neil Cavuto called out RedState.com editor-in-chief Erick Erickson for his sexist tweets on-air on Monday.
Erickson, a Fox News contributor, had uninvited Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from speaking at his influential RedState Gathering this past weekend after the real estate mogul’s comments about Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who helped moderate last week’s GOP debate. Trump attacked Kelly the day after the debate for asking him tough questions, saying she had “blood coming out of her wherever.”
The comments sparked a major backlash among Republicans, and Erickson said Trump had crossed a line.
But during “Your World With Neil Cavuto” on Monday, Cavuto questioned Erickson’s standing on the matter, pointing out that the pundit had made some remarks of his own that many saw as sexist.
Among them, Cavuto noted, was referring to the National Association of Women as the “National Association of Gals.” The host asked Erickson if he regretted that.
“I have apologized for a lot of things. I don’t regret that,” Erickson said. “I think a lot of feminist groups tend to prove they’re humorless. And I don’t regret some of the statements Donald Trump has pulled out.”
Cavuto went on to read some of Erickson’s more infamous tweets, including these:
All these angry feminists in my timeline today. I thought Sam Alito ordered them all home to make sandwiches this morning.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 30, 2014
After all those years of feminists saying we need girls running foreign policy to make the world safer, we get Obama and now look at us.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) December 18, 2014
“What is your needling? How does it differentiate from Donald Trump’s needling?” Cavuto asked Erickson. “How is that different, and who are you to judge?”
Erickson said the difference was that Trump was a candidate for President.
“If Donald Trump can’t take a tough question from Megan Kelly, without insulting her, how is he going to take a tough question from Vladmir Putin? I’ll never be in that position, someone running for President may be,” Erickson said.
Erickson said he had wanted a clarification from Trump’s campaign about the “blood” comments. When the campaign did not provide an adequate answer, Erickson uninvited him from the event.
Watch the exchange: