Former White House adviser Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaFox News confirms exit of Eboni K. Williams Gorka, Fox part ways 5 takeaways as Republicans close ranks at CPAC MORE on Monday defended Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, saying that she was “absolutely right” to suggest that Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarGabbard defends Omar: I don’t believe she intended ‘to cause any offense’ Trump says he’d poll at 98 percent if he ran to be Israel’s prime minister: report ICE investigating agents for sharing social media posts promoting conspiracy theories about Omar MORE‘s (D-Minn.) hijab symbolizes her loyalty to Sharia law and opposition to the Constitution.
“The hijab is a requirement of the religion of Islam, it is part of Sharia law. Sharia law does not comport with the U.S. Constitution. Judge Jeanine, we have your back, hold the line, you are speaking the truth.”
Gorka, who left the White House in August 2017, added that Pirro should not apologize for the argument she made “because it’s the truth.”
His comments came as Pirro faces backlash from many circles for controversial remarks she made about Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress last year and the first to wear a hijab on the House floor.
Pirro said on “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on Saturday that Omar’s hijab was “indicative” of an adherence to Sharia law while condemning the freshman congresswoman’s past statements about Israel and pro-Israel groups, which many have interpreted as anti-Semitic.
“Omar wears a hijab, which, according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested,” Pirro said. “Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”
“Your party is not anti-Israel. She is,” Pirro continued later. “So if it’s not rooted in the party, where is she getting it from?”
Fox News on Sunday issued a statement “strongly” condemning Pirro’s remarks.
“They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly,” the network stated.
Pirro also tried to clarify her comments, saying in a statement that her “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 said. “I invite Rep. Omar to come on my show any time to discuss all of the important issues facing America today.”
Gorka served as a contributor at Fox News between November 2017 and March of this year. He left the network earlier this month to serve as a national contributor for Sinclair.