Pirro acknowledges suspension by Fox

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro acknowledged her suspension by the network earlier this year and said she is worried she could be fired during a hot mic moment Tuesday on Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaPirro acknowledges suspension by Fox Judge orders White House to restore Playboy reporter's press pass Playboy correspondent suing White House for suspending press pass: 'I am provocative, and I am a smart aleck' MORE's radio program.

Pirro, who hosts the highly rated “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on Saturday nights, was suspended by Fox last year after she questioned 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.) patriotism because she wears a hijab.

The hot mic moment occurred after Pirro told Gorka, a former Fox News contributor and Trump deputy adviser, that she may not be able to appear on his Salem Radio Networks show in person due to the network barring her from appearing on other conservative outlets. 

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“They’re still saying you cannot do Bill O’Reilly, you cannot do Newsmax,” Pirro said during a commercial break while the video streaming portion continued to broadcast. 

“They suspended me,” she added. “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.”

Gorka had reminded Pirro the show was still live during the commercial break earlier. 

Pirro came under criticism in March when she brought up Omar’s wearing of the hajib, and asked whether doing so was “indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution.”

Following Pirro's comments on Omar, who is one of two Muslim women in Congress, Fox News condemned her remarks while pulling the show for two weeks, citing “scheduling matters.”

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

The Hill has reached out to Fox News for comment.