Megyn Kelly: Is She Moderating Second Republican Debate?

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Megyn Kelly emerged from the first Republican debate as a feminist hero of sorts, for taking on Donald Trump and the sexist remarks he is known for making against women. Donald Trump emerged from the debate with a seething hatred for Megyn Kelly.

On Wednesday night, Donald Trump will argue with his many opponents at the second Republican debate, sans Megyn Kelly at the helm. CNN State of the Union host Jake Tapper will serve as moderator instead.

So what role will Megyn Kelly serve at this second debate? Will she provide coverage for Fox News?

Much to Donald Trump's delight, Kelly won't be attending the GOP debate at all. Instead she will sit at the helm of her own show, The Kelly File, where she will provide live debate coverage for her viewers.

Megyn Kelly has done her homework. A big part of it involved hosting some of the candidates competing with Trump for the Republican nomination. On Monday's episode of The Kelly File, Megyn spoke with Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, and Scott Walker. Where do they stand on the issues--and on Donald Trump as their opponent?

"I look at it this way: Evangelicals are all over the map, and a lot of them are going with Trump. But this is the dating season, not the marrying season--that comes in February when the caucuses come," Huckabee told Megyn Kelly.

Chris Christie talked seriously, but managed to mock Trump, too.

"I think if you try too hard, people see that. That's not what they want in a leader. What they want in a leader is somebody's who's strong and knows who they are...and that's exactly what I'll show people on Wednesday night," the New Jersey governor said.

He does a great Donald Trump impression. Maybe he's learned the fine art of impressions from all his appearances on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon?

"You want ratings?" he asked in his fake Trump voice, replete with facial expressions. "Christie is ratings. Ratings, Megyn. Total ratings. Big, very big!"

Scott Walker didn't diss Trump, but merely touched upon his strategy instead, saying, "If you want someone who’s been tested, I’ve been tested unlike anybody else on that stage."

On Tuesday night, Megyn Kelly chatted with Carly Fiorino, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Ben Carson. None of them did any Donald Trump impersonations.

Will you be tuning in to The Kelly File on Wednesday evening for her live coverage of the second GOP debate?

Are you at all disappointed that Megyn Kelly won't be at the debate in person, once again challenging Donald Trump?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.