According to Fox News, the network’s own Judge Jeanine Pirro blasted Olympic athlete Gwen Berry over the weekend for disrespecting the American flag, saying the world-class hammer thrower “doesn’t have a clue.”
During her commentary on Justice with Judge Jeanine, Pirro said of Berry: “She’s living the American Dream, and she doesn’t have a clue.”
“This week, we see another woke activist athlete who turns her back on the American flag and is outraged that the national anthem is playing as she is recognized for hammer throwing at the Olympic trials in Oregon. At the end of the song, she covers her head with a black t-shirt with the words ‘activist athletes,'” the judge added.
Pirro went on to contrast Berry’s actions with the first and second place winners of the hammer throw event.
“Her competitors, first place winner DeAnna Price and second place Brooke Anderson stood tall, faced the flag, and put their hands over their hearts.”
The fiery Fox News host also noted the double standard that exists in today’s culture.
“Now, in the upside-down world we live in, if you criticize this woman for turning her back on the American Flag, you’re a racist or unamerican for not supporting her free speech,” Pirro noted.
Some call for Berry’s removal
Pirro joins other patriotic Americans in criticizing Berry, including Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who recently called for Berry to be removed from the Olympic team due to her unpatriotic actions.
“I don’t think it’s too much, when athletes are competing to wear the Stars and Stripes — to compete under the Stars and Stripes in the Olympics — for them to simply honor that flag and our anthem on the medal stand,” Cotton, a former U.S. Army infantry officer, told Fox News Primetime, according to the New York Post.
“If Ms. Berry is so embarrassed by America, then there’s no reason she needs to compete for our country. She should be removed from the Olympic team,” Cotton added.
Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw also called for Berry’s removal during a Monday interview on the network.
“The entire point of the Olympic team is to represent the United States of America. That’s the entire point, OK?” Crenshaw said in an interview with Fox & Friends.