Fiery 'In America, We Have Grit': Megyn Takes on Students Seeking Exam Delays
Some law school students are pushing for exam delays over the Ferguson and Staten Island grand jury decisions.
Veteran Pete Hegseth was at Princeton during 9/11, but he told Megyn Kelly that he didn’t get bereavement.
Hegseth said he knows about the “Ivy League bubble world […] with adult children who don’t know what the real world is like and want to be coddled in their beliefs.”
He said, “Tell that to the soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan who didn’t get a day off, who watched their buddy get blown up, who saw their kids get born while they were overseas or their buddy killed. They didn’t get to sit back and wonder; they did their job no matter what.”
Child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Bober disagreed, saying there is precedent for this. He explained that the faculty at Harvard delayed exams in 1970 because of anti-war protesters. Bober said the minority community is traumatized.
Kelly asked: should these traumatized students be given continuances when they’re actually practicing law?
“In America, we have grit, and we have responsibilities that need to get fulfilled even if something upsetting happens to us,” she said.
Kelly suggested that those students get an asterisk on their diploma and should be required to tell prospective employers that they may not be able to go to court in cases of trauma.
Watch the fiery debate above.