Rep. Ilhan Omar thanked Fox News for supporting her and condemning Judge Jeanine for talking about her hijab.
Fox News said Judge Jeanine’s comments does not reflect the network’s.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) thanked Fox News on Monday after the network condemned host Jeanine Pirro for remarks suggesting the first-term lawmaker's Islamic beliefs put her at odds with the Constitution.
"Thank you, @FoxNews," Omar tweeted to her more than 720,000 followers. "No one's commitment to our constitution should be questioned because of their faith or country of birth."
Pirro had argued on her weekly Fox News program, "Justice with Judge Jeanine," that Omar is not committed to upholding the Constitution due to her religious beliefs and because she wears a hijab, an Islamic headscarf.
"Think about it: Omar wears a hijab," Pirro said during her opening monologue Saturday night. "Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?"
Fox News followed with a statement the next day condemning Pirro's remarks.
"We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro's comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar," the network said. "They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly."