As I mentioned before, Judge Jeanine Pirro has been off the air since she made what many consider “Islamophobic” comments during her show:
“As the Democrats scramble to forgive, rationalize and give a pass to a freshman in Congress, the joke is on you, Nancy Pelosi. You appeased rising anti-Semitism inside the Democrat party.
This is not who your party is. Your party is not anti-Israel, she is. Think about this. [Ilhan Omar] is not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat Party. So if it’s not rooted in the party, where is she getting it from?
Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamist doctrine indicative of her adherence to sharia law, which is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution?
The backlash was immediate, with even Fox News condemning her comments with the following statement “We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar. They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”
The entire situation has caused quite the uproar, with even President Trump weighing in.
And while we weren’t ENTIRELY sure what was going on at that point, it now seems clear that Jeanine has been suspended.
According to Breitbart:
The Fox News Channel has suspended Jeanine Pirro’s weekly program —Justice with Judge Jeanine — in response to the conservative host’s recent remarks about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) use of a hijab, according to a report.
CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter reported Sunday that Pirro’s show was suspended for two weeks, noting that while she may be in the “penalty box,” she has not been fired from the network. Fox News aired a repeat episode of its documentary series Scandalous on Saturday instead of Justice with Judge Jeanine. When asked why Pirro would not appear on air, a Fox News spokesperson told Deadline it would not comment on “internal scheduling matters.”
I’m sorry… but Fox should at LEAST have the backbone to say what’s really going on.
I think honesty is the best policy here.
Fox HAS released a statement from Jeanine herself, explaining the comments and her intent:
Fox News released a separate statement from Pirro, who explained her remarks were in no way a suggestion that American Muslims could not be loyal to the country. “I’ve seen a lot of comments about my opening statement from Saturday night’s show and I did not call Rep. Omar un-American. My intention was to ask a question and start a debate, but of course because one is Muslim does not mean you don’t support the Constitution,” she said. “I invite Rep. Omar to come on my show any time to discuss all of the important issues facing America today.”
I look forward to seeing that conversation… though I wouldn’t hold my breath for it EVER happening.
Here’s hoping Jeanine is back soon.