Fox News pulls Jeanine Pirro’s show for second straight week following Omar remarks

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro is in trouble
Jeanine Pirro and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) Screen capture by CNN via YouTube video

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro’s program “Justice With Jeanine” has been preempted for the second straight week according to an online schedule posted by the network. Instead, the documentary “Scandalous: The Trial of William Kennedy Smith,” will air in her program’s 9 p.m. timeslot, The Hill reports.

A Fox News spokesperson wouldn’t comment about the network’s programming, other than to say that the network doesn’t comment on internal scheduling matters.

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Pirro has been under fire from the public and the network after making incendiary remarks aimed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Raw Story reports. Many people felt her comments were Islamophobic.

The decision to bump her show comes after her remarks earlier this month, in which she suggested that Omar’s religious beliefs conflicted with the Constitution.

“Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested,” Pirro said during the open monologue of her show March 9. “Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”

The network quickly condemned Pirro’s remarks and said the issue was being addressed with her internally.

“We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar,” the network said in a statement. “They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”

Pirro is an avid supporter of President Donald Trump, who embarked on a series of lengthy tweets to imploring the network to bring her back. He also took the time to browbeat First Amendment Award winner Shep Smith, Deadline Hollywood reports.

“Bring back @judge Jeanine Pirro,” he tweeted. “The radical left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the fake news media, is using every trick in the book to silence a MAJORITY of our country.”

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that her show is expected to return on March 30.

You can watch this CNN panel discuss Pirro’s two-week suspension in the video below. And in the video following that Fox News condemns her remarks.

Featured image by CNN via YouTube video