Jeanine Pirro’s Show Off Fox News Schedule for a 2nd Week

The former judge had come under fire for comments on her March 9 broadcast

Last Updated: March 21, 2019 @ 1:02 PM

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro has been removed from her normal time slot this Saturday for the second week in a row, according to public data from Fox News’ online scheduling lineup.

Similarly to last week, the judge will be replaced on Saturday with an episode of the documentary series “Scandalous” looking into the legal trial of William Kennedy Smith.

The news was first reported by the Associated Press.

Pirro has been off the air after criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.) in a monologue on her March 9 show in which she suggested that Omar’s Muslim faith may make her less loyal to the United States. The remarks received were heavily criticized at the time and was “strongly condemned” by Fox News.

Reps for Fox News declined to comment.

In a monologue earlier this month, Pirro accused Omar of introducing anti-Israel sentiment into the Democratic party and suggested Omar’s Muslim faith might be incompatible with the U.S. Constitution.

“This is not who your party is. Your party is not anti-Israel, she is. Think about this. She is not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat Party,” Pirro said. “So if it’s not rooted in the party, where is she getting it from? Think about it. Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution?”

In the ensuing weeks, Pirro also lost several advertisers who pulled out amid pressure campaigns from Media Matters and other left-wing advocacy organizations.

The news of Pirro’s second week off the air will also come as a blow to her most high-profile defender, President Donald Trump. In a lengthy Twitter statement on March 17, the president urged the network not to bow to external pressures.

“Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro,” he said “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. They have all out campaigns against @FoxNews hosts who are doing too well.”

“Fox must stay strong and fight back with vigor,” he added in a follow-up. “Stop working soooo hard on being politically correct, which will only bring you down, and continue to fight for our Country. The losers all want what you have, don’t give it to them. Be strong & prosper, be weak & die.”