Fox News pundit Megyn Kelly told the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on March 8 that despite the controversies surrounding several GOP presidential candidates, “no one’s facing the threat of indictment."
Kelly made the statement to DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on a Fox News broadcast, The Daily Caller notes.
Schultz had previously criticized the GOP presidential candidates on the Fox segment with Kelly, prompting Kelly to jump to their defense.
“I mean, really, we need to make sure that the Republicans at their next debate put a parental advisory warning on the screen because they certainly aren’t talking about the issues that are important to the American people and they’re being pretty vulgar in the process,” Schultz said.
The reference to vulgarity in the Republican presidential race comes after Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida suggested that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has “small hands” during a rally on Feb. 29.
“And you know what they say about guys with small hands," Rubio said at a rally, according to NBC News. "You can’t trust ‘em!”
Trump then defended his hand size and the implication that “if they’re small, something else must be small" during the March 3 Republican presidential debate, reports The New York Times.
“I guarantee you there’s no problem," Trump said regarding the size of his manhood. "I guarantee."
The vulgar exchanges between Trump and Rubio come as the GOP candidates have fallen victim to accusations of taking the presidential race off topic and making personal attacks at the expense of substantive debate.
Rubio also reportedly said Trump “doesn’t sweat because his pores are clogged from the spray tan” on Feb. 29.
“Donald Trump isn’t going to make America great, he’s gonna make America orange,” Rubio added, according to NBC News.
According to a Guinnipiac poll, Trump still holds the lead in the GOP primary race and is currently ahead of Rubio in the Senator’s home state of Florida, reports USA Today. Florida holds its GOP primary on March 15.