Fox News host Jeanine Pirro acknowledged her suspension by the network earlier this year and said she is worried she could be fired during a hot mic moment Tuesday on Sebastian Gorka‘s radio program, The Hill reports.
Pirro, who hosts the highly rated “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on Saturday nights, was suspended by Fox last year after she questioned Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) patriotism because she wears a hijab.
The hot mic moment occurred after Pirro told Gorka, a former Fox News contributor and Trump deputy adviser, that she may not be able to appear on his Salem Radio Networks show in person due to the network barring her from appearing on other conservative outlets.
“They’re still saying you cannot do Bill O’Reilly, you cannot do Newsmax,” Pirro said during a commercial break while the video streaming portion continued to broadcast.
“They suspended me,” she added. “I’m not going to get fired. You know I’m worried that that suspension was the basis to tee up for anything I do wrong, they’ll fire me.”
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“We’ll see if they let me,” she told Gorka. “You know, Fox reviews everything. They’re unbelievable.”
“They suspended me,” she added on Gorka’s Salem Radio Networks show. “I’m not going to get fired. You know, I’m worried that that suspension was the basis to tee up for anything I do wrong, they’ll fire me.”
Pirro’s show was pulled for two weeks because of “scheduling matters” after Pirro wondered whether Omar’s hijab was “indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution.”
Fox News also condemned her comments and said they had spoken with her directly about them.
“We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar,” Fox News said in a March statement, The Hill reported. “They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”
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