Gorka says Jeanine Pirro is 'absolutely right' to suggest Omar's hijab means she's against Constitution

Gorka says Jeanine Pirro is 'absolutely right' to suggest Omar's hijab means she's against Constitution
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Former White House adviser Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaGorka slams PBS children's show 'Arthur' over gay wedding America's most trusted news source is about to get politicized Gorka: 'We have to get serious about the detention facilities' MORE on Monday defended Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, saying she was "absolutely right" to suggest that Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar blasts Trump's comment about accepting foreign campaign dirt as 'un-American' Omar blasts Trump's comment about accepting foreign campaign dirt as 'un-American' Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data MORE's (D-Minn.) hijab symbolizes her loyalty to Sharia law and opposition to the Constitution. 

"She's absolutely right," Gorka said on Salem Radio Network's "America First with Sebastian Gorka," according to an audio clip published by the liberal-leaning Media Matters.

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"The hijab is a requirement of the religion of Islam. It is part of Sharia law. Sharia law does not comport with the U.S. Constitution. Judge Jeanine, we have your back. Hold the line. You are speaking the truth."

Gorka, who left the White House in August 2017, added that Pirro should not apologize for the argument she made "because it's the truth."

His comments came as Pirro faces backlash from many circles for controversial remarks she made about Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress last year and the first to wear a hijab on the House floor. 

Pirro asked on "Justice with Judge Jeanine" on Saturday whether Omar's hijab was "indicative" of an adherence to Sharia law while condemning the freshman congresswoman's past statements about Israel and pro-Israel groups, which many have interpreted as anti-Semitic. 

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

"Your party is not anti-Israel. She is," Pirro continued later. "So if it’s not rooted in the party, where is she getting it from?"

Fox News on Sunday issued a statement "strongly" condemning Pirro's remarks. 

"They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly," the network stated. 

Pirro also tried to clarify her comments, saying in a statement that her "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," Pirro said. "I invite Rep. Omar to come on my show any time to discuss all of the important issues facing America today."

Gorka served as a contributor at Fox News between November 2017 and March of this year. He left the network earlier this month to serve as a national contributor for Sinclair.