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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 OmarMehdi Hasan gets MSNBC Sunday prime-time show Six ways to visualize a divided America Jamaal Bowman's mother dies of COVID-19: 'I share her legacy with all of you' 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 TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress 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."