Fox News suspended host Jeanine Pirro over Omar comments: report

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was reportedly suspended by the network following comments she made earlier this month about Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarHillicon Valley: Zuckerberg to meet with lawmakers | Big tech defends efforts against online extremism | Trump attends secretive Silicon Valley fundraiser | Omar urges Twitter to take action against Trump tweet Omar asks Twitter what it's doing in response to Trump spreading 'lies that put my life at risk' Trump seeks to expand electoral map with New Mexico rally MORE's (D-Minn.) loyalty to the Constitution.

CNN reported the suspension on Sunday, citing an unidentified source familiar with the matter.

Pirro's show, "Justice with Jeanine," did not air Saturday evening during its regularly scheduled block and was replaced with an episode of "Scandalous."

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Pirro suggested during her March 9 show that Omar's religious beliefs were at odds with the U.S. Constitution.

"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?"

Fox News condemned Pirro's comments, saying it had addressed the matter directly with the host.

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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE in a tweet Sunday called on Fox News to "bring back" Pirro, who is a supporter of the president.

"Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro. 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," he wrote in the tweet.

A Fox News spokesperson said in a statement to The Hill that the network is "not commenting on internal scheduling matters."