Several liberal mainstream media outlets have been trying to get Fox News host Jeanine Pirro off the air for years.
Despite being with the network for many years and having a highly rated weekend program, it appears Fox News did suspend Pirro a few months ago.
During an interview Tuesday on Salem Radio Network’s “America First with Sebastian Gorka,” Pirro acknowledged she was suspended by Fox News.
Her comments came in-between segments on a YouTube live feed of the show, but the camera was still rolling and their microphones were still on even though they were on a commercial break.
Pirro is not suspended right now. She was referring to her suspension back in March over comments she made about Muslim Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.
This is significant because Fox News has yet to officially comment on why Pirro was taken off the air at the time.
Below is a partial transcript of the exchange:
GORKA: Hey Jeanine, we’re still live, the mics are live on YouTube. Are you doing any events in D.C. again? In the near future?
PIRRO: I don’t know yet. In fact I’m going in tonight, I’m doing Hannity tonight and I gotta find out. They just send me my schedule every day. But if I am, believe me, you’re in it —
GORKA: We’d love to have you. Because we post everything, the video, on YouTube and we’re getting a quarter of a million views in two days for our biggest interviews with DiGenova and everybody, so we’d love to have you in studio.
PIRRO: Oh good. I love it. I would love it. We’ll see if they let me. You know Fox reviews everything. They’re unbelievable.
GORKA: Yeah but you have got a window because you’ve got a new book. You should have a carve out right?
PIRRO: No. They’re still saying you cannot do Bill O’Reilly, you cannot do Newsmax, you cannot do — oh no —
GORKA: That’s a shame.
PIRRO: You know what, they suspended me. And 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: Keep doing what you do, keep doing what you do.
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) September 3, 2019
During a segment on her Fox program in March, Pirro went viral for calling out Omar for making several anti-Semitic.
In response, Fox News refused to air Pirro’s show for three weeks.
Pirro used her opening monologue to question whether Omar, a Muslim lawmaker, wearing a hijab meant she was loyal to Sharia Law and not the U.S. Constitution.
“Your party is not anti-Israel—she is,” Pirro said of Democrats and Omar.
“Think about it: 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?” she asked.
Here’s Judge Jeanine Pirro on fire.
She absolutely destroys Nancy Pelosi, Ilhan Omar, and the Democrat Party.
This is the one Fox has silenced Pirro for. But now more people will see this than ever before.
Here it is for your viewing pleasure.pic.twitter.com/b9m638Hmj8
— First Words (@unscriptedmike) March 17, 2019
In a statement released by the network, Pirro apologized and urged Omar to come on her show so they could have a conversation.
Pirro also denied that she was calling Omar “un-American,” arguing that she was instead making a point about the Muslim lawmakers’ previous anti-Semitic comments.
In response, Fox News took her off the air for nearly a month.