Megyn Kelly was prepared to interview Annette Bosworth about her campaign on the night of the GOP primary in South Dakota. Instead, the news anchor had to break some bad news to Bosworth on national television.
Media Bistro reports that Kelly had Bosworth on her Fox News show – the Kelly File – to discuss the candidate’s GOP primary campaign. The primary race was mired in sexual slurs and hate speech all directed at Bosworth and it was definitely something worth talking about. Kelly got word that Bosworth had lost her primary race against former South Dakota governor Mike Rounds right before the segment and opened with a question about how she felt.
At this moment, you would expect Bosworth to have a canned speech planned in which she gracefully admits defeat while saying she looks forward to Rounds’ campaign in the general election. Instead, the news was so fresh that she didn’t even know she had lost the race. She learned that she had lost on national television in front of millions of viewers. In what was surely a surprise for the GOP candidate, she could only say what probably any of us would say in such an incredibly awkward situation:
“That’s news to me. I didn’t know that. I found out on national television.”
You can check out the clip below:
It would have been a pretty good week if Bosworth just had to deal with a little bit of awkwardness of national television. Instead, the now former GOP candidate turned herself into officials today after a warrant was issued for her arrest. According to the Argus Leader, she faces perjury charges in relation to election law. In total, she’s been charged with six counts of perjury and six counts of filing a false or forged document.
Bosworth isn’t the only primary candidate under suspicion as independent Clayton Walker was barred from running in the primary due to perjury allegations. He has not yet been arrested.
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