Judge Jeanine Gets Massive News from Fox
Judge Jeanine Gets Massive News from Fox Fox News host Sean Hannity said that FNC colleague Judge Jeanine Pirro will be returning to host her program “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on Saturday night. Hannity made the announcement on his program Wednesday while interviewing President Donald Trump. The president had just said he hoped that Pirro, a strong supporter, would be back soon, which prompted Hannity to say that she would be back on Saturday. Fox News confirmed Pirro’s return, The Hill reported. “Justice with Judge Jeanine” had been taken off the air for the last two weekends, following controversial comments Pirro made during her “Opening Statement” segment of the March 9 program. In it, she chastised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for not taking a stronger stand against anti-Semitic statements made by Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The host then conceded that Democrats have not historically been anti-Semitic, but Omar is steering the party that way, in the latest version of political correctness. Pirro received blowback from several in the media, as well as the Council on American Islamic Relations, which described her segment as “thinly disguised” Islamophobia, USA Today reported. Fox News responded the next day. “We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar,” Fox said in a statement. “They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.” The network also released a statement from Pirro in which she did not apologize, but did clarify that she believes that people can practice the Islamic faith and still support the Constitution. She added, “I invite Rep. Omar to come on my show any time to discuss all of the important issues facing America today.” When Fox failed to air Pirro’s program the following weekend, Trump called on the network to bring her back.