Fox News issued a rebuke of host Jeannine Pirro after she made a questionable statement regarding freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s allegiance.
Pirro told her audience that the Koran tells women to cover up so that they won’t get molested, which she tied to Omar’s wearing a hijab. She then asked whether that means her adherence to this Islamic doctrine is also indicative of her adherence to Sharia Law, which is “antithetical” to the U.S. Constitution?
That raised howls of protest from the left on social media, resulting in Fox News issuing a statement on the matter.
“We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar. They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly,”
Pirro defended her remarks in a statement.
“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.”
Omar has been under fire for s series of anti-Semitic remarks that have upset Jewish Democrats in Congress that led to the House passing an anti-hate resolution which was originally intended to be a rebuke of her remarks but was watered-down after an outcry from far-left Democrats.