Pirro’s show not on Fox lineup, week after Omar comments

This combination photo shows Fox News host Jeanine Pirro in New York on Jan. 28, 2015, left, and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., at a rally outside the Capitol in Washington on March 8, 2019. Omar thanked Fox News on Monday, March 11, for condemning comments made on the network by Pirro centering on the freshman Democrat’s wearing of a traditional Muslim head covering. Pirro questioned whether Omar’s wearing a hijab indicated her adherence to Sharia law. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News weekend host Jeanine Pirro’s show didn’t air a week after her comments questioning U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar over her wearing a Muslim head covering. No explanation was given.

Pirro’s show, “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” was replaced Saturday night by other programming. The Fox News schedule for the upcoming weekend doesn’t include the show.

An email seeking comment was sent Sunday to Fox representatives.

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning about Pirro’s absence, saying she should be brought back.

Fox News had “strongly condemned” Pirro’s commentary on Omar, the first-term representative from Minnesota. Pirro had questioned whether Omar’s wearing of a hijab was “indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which is in itself antithetical to the U.S. Constitution?”

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Fox said Pirro’s views didn’t reflect the network and it had addressed the issue with her.

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