Fox News host Jeanine Pirro publicly confirmed for the first what had long been reported but never confirmed by the network: She was suspended by Fox News over her Islamophobic remarks about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
“Hey Jeanine, we’re still live, the mics are live on YouTube,” pro-Trump media figure Sebastian Gorka said during Tuesday’s broadcast of America First with Sebastian Gorka. “Are you doing any events in D.C. again? In the near future?”
At the end of her call-in radio interview with Gorka, Pirro complained about Fox News’ restrictions on her, after telling Gorka she would need to see if the network would allow her do a live studio interview with him.
“You know Fox reviews everything. They’re unbelievable,” she groaned, prompting Gorka to ask if she had some wiggle room due to her recent book release.
“No. They’re still saying you cannot do Bill O’Reilly, you cannot do Newsmax,” Pirro noted. “You know what, they suspended me. And I’m not going to get fired. You know I’m worried that that suspension was the basis to tee up for anything I do wrong, they’ll fire me.”
The “Justice with Judge Jeanine” host was temporarily pulled off the air back in March after openly questioning Omar’s loyalty to America because she is Muslim.
“Think about it: Omar wears a hijab,” said Pirro at the time. “Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”
After Pirro’s show was bumped from the air for two weeks, a Fox News spokesperson declined to talk about any potential suspension, merely stating, “We are not commenting on internal scheduling matters.”
CNN reported at the time that Fox News rebuked her for her comments.