Judge Jeanine: Asking 46 Obama Admin. Attorneys to Resign Is a 'Non-Story'
In her opening statement on "Justice," Judge Jeanine Pirro commented on the 46 Obama administration attorneys who were asked to resign by the Trump administration.
"This is a non-story," she said as she responded to backlash of the move by the left. "It is not unusual for any new administration to seek the dismissal of political appointees, especially when a new party comes in."
She quoted former President Barack Obama in saying "elections have consequences."
"But why go quietly and with dignity when you can create chaos?" the judge said.
Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney for New York's Southern District, made it a point not to resign and instead was fired.
I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) March 11, 2017
"Do you really think you have a claim to this office?" Pirro said in response to Bharara.
"And Donald Trump did what only Donald Trump can do so well," Pirro said. "He said, 'You're fired!'"
Watch the full opening statement above.