Fox News host Megyn Kelly said on Wednesday’s “The Kelly File” that educated lawyers in Baltimore were throwing around the word “disbarment” when discussing the conduct on Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her prosecution of six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Grey.
“The civil unrest that occurred makes it unlikely the police officers could get a fair trial in the city of Baltimore, even if Mother Teresa were the prosecutor. But instead you have a prosecutor who acts and sounds like she’s a political candidate for office,” noted senior judicial correspondent and former judge Andrew Napolitano.
“It is clear there has to be a change of venue, meaning the trial has to be tried in another part of the state of Maryland and the jurors have to be drawn from that other part of the state,” he continued. “The question is: can she fairly administer justice?” (RELATED: Search Marilyn Mosby Endorsed Tweets Calling Baltimore Cops ‘THUGS’)
“If it gets moved to another county, she is still the prosecutor,” Kelly noted. “But she appears to be a problem. I mean, schooled and learned lawyers in the state of Baltimore [sic] are coming out using the word ‘disbarment’ for this type of behavior when it comes to a D.A.”
“I haven’t seen anything that rises to disbarment, which means taking her license away forever,” he said. “But I have seen behavior which would cause me… were I the judge in this case, I would seriously question her competence to try the case in a fair manner.”