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Judge Jeanine Pirro, who has gained significant popularity among conservatives, will be a permanent co-host of Fox News’ “The Five.”
In October 2021, “The Five” was the most-watched show on the news channel.
Pirro is joining the current hosts, which includes Jesse Watters, Greg Gutfeld and Dana Perino.
The show also includes one rotating host, who typically presents a left-wing political view.
Pirro confirmed that she will give up her show to focus full-time on “The Five.”
“The Five” has been enjoying immense success as it averaged 2.9 million viewers, making it the second most watched show on cable news. It also topped other CNN and MSNBC shows during 2021, Fox News reported.
“‘The Five’ continues to be a beloved show by the American audience. Each of the co-hosts are accomplished and insightful talent with diverse opinions and terrific chemistry who will certainly help drive this ensemble program going forward,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement on Wednesday.
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Pirro will join the show permanently on Jan. 24.
Pirro has been controversial in the past on Fox, particularly in 2019 when she made comments about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. These comments resulted in a three week suspension for Pirro.
At the time, the anchor commented on Omar’s hijab and anti-Israeli feelings, stating that Omar’s Islamic beliefs could be antithetical to the U.S. Constitution.
“Think about this: She’s not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat Party. So if it’s not rooted in the party, where is she getting it from?” Pirro said, USA TODAY reported.
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“Think about it. Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?” she added.