Megyn Kelly on Calls for Ferguson Prosecutor To Step Down: 'That's Why We Have Elections for These Positions'
After the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Bob McCulloch, the county’s top prosecutor for more than two decades, is getting pressured to step down from the case, including a petition that has more than 70,000 signatures.
Several days ago, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed wrote to McCulloch, “If you should decide not to indict this police officer, the rioting we witnessed this past week will seem like a picnic compared to the havoc that will likely occur.”
Nasheed spoke with Megyn tonight on "The Kelly File" and said her letter was "the sentiment of the people."
“The only way that justice can be served is if Bob McCulloch steps aside and allows for confidence to be built within the community,” Nasheed explained.
Megyn pointed out that McCulloch, whose father was killed by a black defendant in 1964 and who has multiple ties to the police community, has been elected four times, including most recently four days before Michael Brown was shot and killed.
Nasheed asserted McCulloch didn't get the African-American vote and declared, “You cannot have a polarized prosecutor in this case.”
Megyn countered that elections are how we determine if a prosecutor is qualified in his role.
"How are you going to find somebody who African-Americans do trust? And what if then the white community doesn't trust that person? That's why we have elections for these positions."
Watch the clip above.