Following the first Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night, Fox News host Megyn Kelly criticized Hillary Clinton for her comment that she was an “outsider” candidate as a woman.
Kelly brought up Clinton’s comment after Fox’s Howard Kurtz lamented that Clinton mentioned numerous times that she would be the first woman president. Kelly said that women don’t want to “highlight” their status as an “outsider.”
“I am not an outsider just because I am a woman. I am not an outsider to the anchor ranks. And she’s not an outsider to politics just because she’s running for the presidency and happens to be a woman,” she said. “It was clearly an attempt to go for the female vote.”
During the debate, Clinton noted that she is a woman while discussing how outsiders have been doing well in the presidential race so far.
“I can’t think of anything more of an outsider than electing the first woman president, but I’m not just running because I would be the first woman president,” Clinton said. “I’m running because I have a lifetime of experience in getting results and fighting for people, fighting for kids, for women, for families, fighting to even the odds, and I know what it takes to get things done.”