NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Brian Kilmeade insists the network's morning show isn't making light of domestic abuse after it was criticized for comments made about the video showing football player Ray Rice  hitting his future wife.

Kilmeade, on Monday's show, had said the lesson to be learned from the incident was -- quote -- "take the stairs."

Kilmeade addressed but didn't apologize for the remark on Tuesday's show. He said the remarks made some feel like the "Fox & Friends" hosts were taking the situation too lightly.

Kilmeade said -- quote -- "we are not. We were not. Domestic abuse is a very serious issue to us, I can assure you."


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