Fox News in a statement on Sunday condemned host Jeanine Pirro’s controversial comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).
Pirro set off a wave of backlash after the comments on her Saturday night show, “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” that appeared to suggest Omar is loyal to Sharia because she wears a hijab.
“We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar,” Fox News said. “They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”
Pirro in her own statement also pushed back on the criticism and attempted to clarify her comments.
“I’ve seen a lot of comments about my opening statement from Saturday night’s show and I did not call Rep. Omar un-American,” Pirro said.
“My intention was to ask a question and start a debate, but of course because one is Muslim does not mean you don’t support the Constitution.”
Pirro added that she invites Omar “to come on my show any time to discuss all of the important issues facing America today.”….