On Wednesday on his CNN show, Anderson Cooper had four Republican commentators (not all of whom were Donald Trump supporters) on to discuss the heated exchange that took place on Tuesday between Fox News host Megyn Kelly and her guest Newt Gingrich. Cooper took exception to Newt Gingrich's assertion that Megyn Kelly is "fascinated with sex," saying,
For Newt Gingrich to accuse Megyn Kelly of being fascinated by sex. This is a guy who is, what, on his third marriage, cheated on his first two wives, and was having an affair while he was impeaching Bill Clinton. For a male like him with his record on relationships to accuse Megyn Kelly of being fascinated by sex, just seems like a particularly ironic thing.
In case you missed it, former Speaker of the House/Abuser of the Pills, Gingrich, was a guest on Megyn Kelly's Fox News show on Tuesday, where he confused Kelly's interest in accusations that Donald Trump is a sexual predator with an interest in sex.
CNN contributor (and Republican non-Trump supporter) Ana Navarro agreed with Cooper, saying,
Now let's remember that Newt Gingrich's wife, when he was running in 2012, told all of us, told the media, said it in public, said it to a camera, that Newt Gingrich had offered her the choice between an open marriage or a divorce. So maybe, just maybe, just maybe, if all of that baggage is on your shoulders, maybe you shouldn't you shouldn't be the surrogate out there wagging your finger and accusing the woman who is reporting on sexual assault—let me explain it slowly. Sexual assault and sex are two different things. One is unwanted, one is wanted, so maybe they need to understand that to begin with. Let us not conflate sexual assault and sex. And if you're going to get a surrogate to speak on it, and wag his finger on national TV, maybe, just maybe, go find the Pope or somebody that's been on his knees in a chapel for the last 20 years, not Newt Gingrich.