Megyn Kelly Allows Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins To Laud Ted Cruz After Victory In Iowa Caucus

From the February 2 edition of Fox News' The Kelly File:

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MEGYN KELLY (HOST): Tony Perkins is President of the Family Research Council and author of “No Fear: Real Stories Of A Courageous New Generation Standing For Truth.” Tony, good to see you. You must be feeling pretty good.

TONY PERKINS: Well it was a good night. It was a good night and I think the takeaway last night for conservative voters is don't listen to the polls or the pundits but vote your values and that's what people did and we saw what came out of Iowa.

KELLY: The quality that mattered most in choosing who to support by -- overwhelmingly the top answer was “someone who shares my values.” And if you felt that way you voted for Ted Cruz. This is a return of values voters in Iowa for sure.

PERKINS: The values voters are back. It's the return of the values voters. These are issues, they care about all the issues. They're not monolithic. They're not single issue, but they want to know someone that has a faith construct, a world view similar to theirs. That gives them comfort in knowing how they're going to make decisions and ultimately what kind of decisions they're going to make.

KELLY: What does that mean for New Hampshire? Because the conventional wisdom is he can't win there.

PERKINS: Well it's a more challenging, no question about it. But his message is actually resonating with non-Evangelicals as well. People who are concerned about the direction of the country, they're angry about the political establishment of both parties, not solving America's problems. So I think he's going to take the same message there. It's going to connect with voters. Now will he place first? I don't know but I think he'll do well. And in South Carolina, another state that has a lot of Evangelicals, is up next.


PERKINS: He's positioned and prepared. This is the first time we've had a conservative come out of Iowa that has a nationwide organization and money in the bank.


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