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Jeanine Pirro off air for second straight week at Fox News

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro. –Fox News

Fox News kept host Jeanine Pirro off the air for the second straight week after she made anti-Muslim comments about hijabs and Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, one of three sitting congresswomen who wears such a head covering.

After “Justice With Judge Jeanine’’ did not air on March 16 in its usual 9 p.m. timeslot, Fox News declined to say if the host had been officially suspended.

During her March 9 show, Pirro, reading scripted commentary, questioned Omar’s wearing of a hijab and suggested her audience “think about’’ about if wearing a hijab indicated her adherence to Sharia law, which Pirro said is antithetical to the US Constitution.