Fox News host Jeanine Pirro to be bumped for second-straight week following Omar comments

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro’s Saturday night program will not air for a second-straight week, according to a network schedule posted online.

The network will air the documentary “Scandalous: The Trial of William Kennedy Smith” in place of Pirro’s show, “Justice with Jeanine.”

A Fox News spokesperson declined to comment about the network’s programming, adding that the network does not comment on internal scheduling matters.

The programming decision comes after remarks Pirro made earlier this month suggesting Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) religious beliefs were at odds with the Constitution.{mosads}

Omar, 37, is one of the first two Muslim women ever elected to Congress.

“Omar wears a hijab, which, according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested,” Pirro said during the opening monologue of her March 9 show. “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 quickly condemned Pirro’s comments, adding that the matter had been addressed with her internally.

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

President Trump, who has appeared on Pirro’s program, called on the network to “bring back” the host. Pirro has been a vocal 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 to his more than 59 million followers.

Pirro is a former judge who served for years as a district attorney in Westchester County, New York. Her show is frequently the most-watched program on cable news in its 9 p.m. slot on Saturdays.

The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that sources familiar with the matter said Pirro has been suspended over her remarks about Omar. The paper reported that Pirro is expected to return on March 30.

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