Fox Hosts Walk Back Jeanine Pirro's Bonkers Prediction That Biden Won't Be on the Ticket Because 'Something Is Going to Happen'
President Donald Trump and his allies are scrambling to find an effective attack message against Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), whom Democratic nominee Joe Biden officially introduced as his running mate at a joint event on Wednesday.
Co-hosts on Fox News' The Five criticized what was largely seen as a strong event, but an offhand comment by Fox's Judge Jeanine Pirro made things awkward.
The panel was discussing some Americans' beliefs that Biden, if elected, wouldn't serve a full term.
That's when Pirro took it a step further and said that Biden wouldn't even be on the ticket, citing an insidious feeling.
ICYMI: Within the past hour, Joe Biden and his VP pick, Kamala Harris, made their debut appearance as running mates. I was on @TheFive this evening to discuss it all. Take a look. pic.twitter.com/JNZ305Akkm
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) August 12, 2020
"The first thought that I have, Jesse, for some reason, I just have this feeling that Joe Biden isn't going to be on the ticket. I have a sense that something's gonna happen before the election and he's not even gonna be on the ticket, so don't even ask me if he's gonna make the four years."
Pirro segued into a diatribe about Harris, but cohost Jesse Watters walked back her earlier comments.
"We certainly don't hope that anything happens to Vice President Joe Biden anytime soon."
Fox anchor Bret Baier said the same:
"First of all, let me just say that I respect Judge Jeanine's opinion and her fiery passion about things. Last night was the last Democratic primary. Connecticut where 60 delegates went to Joe Biden, so he is going to be the nominee and next week we're going to see the official nomination. You're saying he doesn't make it all the way. Bumper stickers are already printed. It's Biden/Harris and he's gonna be the nominee as of next week."
Soon, Pirro was walking back her own comments.
"I wish him all good health. That's not what I'm talking about. He's got the numbers, but things are so crazy right now. I don't know what's happening in the Democrat party, and that's all I'm saying. I mean, I hope he lives forever. That's not my point. And I know he's got the numbers."
Some felt that Pirro was subtly encouraging violence against the Democratic candidate.
Today Judge Jeanine Pirro made a very threatening comment on Fox News. She said @JoeBiden would not be around in about two months & not on the ticket.
I urge Fox to demand she resign & @FBI look into this. Sounds like a call to arms for the right wing nuts.
— Soda (@SodaThirteen) August 13, 2020
Just to be accurate, when Jeanine Pirro last night used her drunkard diseased brain to predict something horrible was going to happen to Joe Biden soon, she was sending out a dog whistle to the lunatics who view Fox Propaganda to make it happen. @FBI @SecretService
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) August 13, 2020
Jeanine pirro ,if anything does happen to Biden we will know exactly who to send authorities too. You should be investigated now with this creepy vicious threat. Stop your drivel.
— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) August 12, 2020
Pirro basically saying Biden will be dead within months, totally normal stuff https://t.co/Ghiwua8k7z
— rabia O'chaudry (@rabiasquared) August 13, 2020
Why would advertisers want to associate with Pirro after she insinuated that something is going to happen to Biden in the next few months?
— Devin Duke (@sirDukeDevin) August 13, 2020
Pirro shamefully and not so subtly wishing that Biden is harmed or worse. https://t.co/1PfKI99vzf
— Richard Signorelli (@richsignorelli) August 13, 2020
Others wanted to alert the Secret Service.
Does the Secret Service need to visit Jeanine Pirro? https://t.co/W5zziRbOoN
— Roshan Rinaldi (@Roshan_Rinaldi) August 12, 2020
What Jeanine Pirro said is outrageously irresponsible & extremely dangerous. Is she making a veiled threat on life of Biden? Does she understand she may incite a crackpot or fanatic to harm Biden? Pirro needs to get a visit from Secret Service.
FOX needs to be sued.
— Charles Campisi (@1813Doncarlo) August 13, 2020