Enough is enough, according to one Fox News host.
In an appearance Friday on Fox & Friends, Judge Jeanine Pirro stunned fans by asserting outright that the time for coronavirus-related lockdowns is over, as Fox reported. “It’s time to get America back to work,” the judge remarked, according to Fox. “And that includes New York City.”
“We are now being punished”
Pirro’s comments came just days after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio set a target date as late as mid-June to reopen the Big Apple. The plan would have the city, which has long been the epicenter of COVID-19 in the U.S., lagging behind much of the nation.
“Enough. Enough. It is time to reopen, and it’s amazing that de Blasio comes out yesterday — on the same day of that burning New York Post headline [that] says, ‘Enough! Let us out!’ — and he says, ‘Well, sometime between June 1 and June 15,'” Pirro said incredulously, according to Fox. “Enough of this stuff.”
The Fox host was referring to a Thursday New York Post cover that read, “It Needs to End Now.” Along with this title was what the Post called “one man’s plea:”
The Big Apple is dying. Its streets are empty. Tens of thousands have been plunged into poverty. Our leaders have no plans, no answers. New Yorkers have already learned to socially distance. Businesses can adjust. The elderly and infirm can continue to be isolated.
Indeed, though the U.S. has seen nearly 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus disease dubbed COVID-19 — including nearly 30,000 in New York state alone, according to a Worldometer tracker — new infections seem to be slowing, according to The New York Times. And with that in mind, Americans are anxious to get back to their lives, Pirro asserted Friday.
“Americans are doing everything they need to do. We got this. Let us go back to work,” Pirro said, according to Fox. “We are now being punished.”
“This is a double standard”
But per her usual style, Pirro wasn’t done there.
According to Fox, she went on to lament that numerous small businesses remain closed while major grocery and hardware chains have stayed open amid the pandemic, a baffling scenario that she alleged is discriminatory.
“Americans need to go back to work, and it’s not fair that you’ve got these big box companies like Costco, Target, Home Depot — they can sell eyeglasses or ice cream, but your local ice cream parlor can’t open,” Pirro opined, according to Fox. “Your local ophthalmologist can’t open. What is this about?
“This is a double standard,” the judge added. “It’s discrimination.”
It’s hard to argue with that.