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Judge Jeanine Defends Gorsuch From Sen. Warren’s Comments, Cites WFB Article

• April 7, 2017 12:52 pm

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Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro on Thursday's airing of "The O'Reilly Factor" defended President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, pushing back against Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D., Mass.) criticism of him.

Gorsuch was confirmed on Friday after Senate Republicans used the "nuclear option" on Thursday to break the Democratic filibuster. Republicans applied the nuclear option move after Democrats blocked Gorsuch's nomination under the previous 60-vote threshold for Supreme Court.

Warren publicly denounced Gorsuch's nomination, calling it "crazy" to consider Trump's nominee while the president's campaign is undergoing an investigation.

"I think it is crazy that we are considering confirming a lifetime Trump nominee to the Supreme Court at a moment when the president's campaign is under the cloud of an active ongoing FBI counterintelligence investigation that could result in indictments and appeals that will go all the way to the Supreme Court," Warren said.

Warren went on to say that Gorsuch would be the deciding vote in the Supreme Court on whether Trump and his supporters would be held accountable, calling the situation "nuts."

Pirro said "there are no facts to support" Warren's statements.

"What you've got her saying is that she is predicting with her crystal ball that the president is probably going to be indicted, they'll be convicted, it's going to go to the Supreme Court," Pirro said. "She didn't have that crystal ball when Hillary Clinton was running."

Pirro then went after Warren and her criticism of Gorsuch related to women's rights, pointing out that women in Warren's Senate office are paid much less than male staffers. Citing the Washington Free Beacon article, Pirro noted that female staffers in Warren's office made 71 percent of male staffers' salaries in 2016.

Equal Pay Day, created two decades ago by the National Committee on Pay Equity, is scheduled by using the Census Bureau annual unadjusted gender pay gap to determine how far into the next year women would have to work to match annual earnings of men. Last year's figures, showing that women earned 79.6 percent of what men earned, put Equal Pay Day on Tuesday April 4, more than three months into the calendar year.

However, women working for Warren were paid just 71 cents for every dollar paid to men during the 2016 fiscal year, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.

The median annual earnings for women staffers, $52,750, was more than $20,000 less than the median annual earnings for men, $73,750, according to the analysis of publicly available Senate data.

O'Reilly  Warren didn't make any public condemnation of income inequality on National Equal Pay Day because of the Free Beacon article shedding light on the hypocrisy in her office.

"The hypothesis that she put out that Gorsuch shouldn't be confirmed because maybe someday sometime, Trump or some of his associates might have to face the justice system is based on nothing at all," O'Reilly said. "If that argument were to carry forth, nobody could possibly be confirmed to anything."

"This is all about the Democrats hating Donald Trump," Pirro said.