Conservative commentator Megyn Kelly, during a conversation with National Review’s Rich Lowry and Jim Geraghty on Thursday, December 7, issued a foreboding warning.
As reported by Raw Story on Friday, December 8, 2023, Kelly asserted that the incarceration of former President Donald Trump before the 2024 Election Day could have dire consequences, foreseeing potential riots and the nation engulfed in chaos.
In the discussion, Megyn Kelly referred to an editorial by Andy McCarthy on National Review, where he speculated on the potential outcomes of the federal case in D.C., focusing on charges against Trump related to his alleged interference in the 2020 election.
McCarthy’s analysis indicated that Judge Tanya Chutkan’s decision on Trump’s immunity from criminal prosecution could profoundly affect the viability of Trump’s 2024 presidential bid..
Megyn Kelly, echoing McCarthy’s concerns, warned that sending Trump to jail before November 2024 could lead to riots and the country burning. She emphasized McCarthy’s perspective, referring to him as the “smartest guy we all know,” and raised the question: “Where do we go from this day to that?”
In response, Geraghty suggested a unity ticket featuring prominent figures like Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley, proposing that a joint effort could bring together supporters of both candidates.
Acknowledging the unpredictability of Trump’s potential nomination, Geraghty expressed concerns about the uncharted territory the Republican party might enter if Trump becomes the nominee.
McCarthy’s editorial underscored the pivotal role Judge Chutkan might play in shaping Trump’s political future. The column argued that if Trump is convicted by the Washington, D.C. jury, Judge Chutkan’s decision on bail pending appeal could be crucial. While McCarthy believed Chutkan might allow Trump to remain at liberty pending sentencing, he cautioned that it was not a certainty.
The article concluded with McCarthy’s stark prediction: “If Trump is convicted and sentenced to prison, I would not bet on Chutkan’s granting him bail pending appeal.”
This scenario would compel the former president to appeal to the D.C. Circuit, seeking to overturn Judge Chutkan’s decision and aiming to stay out of prison as the 2024 campaign unfolds.
As the political landscape continues to evolve, the specter of Trump’s potential legal challenges casts a shadow over the upcoming election. Pundits and commentators speculate on the impact such developments could have on the nation’s stability and the future of the Republican party.