. . . Kelly grilled Ayers, who rose to national prominence during the 2008 presidential campaign when questions arose about his contact with Barack Obama, on the activities she linked to the Weather Underground during the 1960s and 1970s, some of which — like the killing of a San Francisco policeman — Ayers fiercely denied had anything to do with the Weather Underground.
“I think Bowe Bergdahl, if he deserted, is a hero,” Ayers said, likening it to those who fled to Canada during the Vietnam War. “I think throughout history we should build monuments to the unknown deserters.”
Ayers maintained that most of the group’s activities centered around property destruction — illegal, but not deadly.
“It’s not about legality,” Kelly said. “You could have murdered somebody with those bombs.”
“The people who were conducting the war in Vietnam actually murdered people,” Ayers began.
Kelly cut him off.
“The answer is to make yourself a murderer as well?” she asked.