Pirro speaks at Lincoln Day Dinner

Jeanine Pirro addresses the Lincoln Day Dinner crowd. (Photo by Katie White)

SALEM — In true Jeanine fashion, Judge Jeanine Pirro didn’t mince words during a political fundraiser in Salem Thursday night.

“We meet tonight at the intersection of some of the gravest problems, political problems in our society,” she said.

The Fox News legal analyst and host of “Justice with Jeanine” pointed out that just 48 hours prior to the Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by the Columbiana County Republican Party at Timberlanes in Salem, the stories on the national news were about a 14-year-old girl getting raped in a Maryland high school restroom.

Pirro blamed the Obama administration for opening the country’s borders to those without records or histories, undermining the security of its own citizens.

“They are coming in with MS-13 tattoos all over them, and admitting they are gang members, and border patrol says we can’t stop them because they are gang members,” she said.

She pointed out that in order to be initiated into the gang, a person has to beat someone to death in front of other gang members, and even rape someone in front of other gang members.

“That is who is in school with your kids and your grandkids. This isn’t about racism, this is about national security,” she said.

She then cautioned that it will only get worse.

“You ain’t seen nothing yet, folks. This is just the beginning. What we are seeing is an influx by the Barack Obama administration that was created to change the demographics of this nation so that a person like Donald Trump would never win,” she said.

Pirro didn’t hold back as she railed on sanctuary laws, including the one promoted by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“Two weeks ago de Blasio let out an MS-13 gang member because the cops and the officer weren’t allowed to recognize a detainer,” she said.

She also recalled that three weeks ago in Corpus Christi, Texas, police didn’t file charges against a couple for leaving their 8-month-old baby in a car while they watched a movie in a theater.

“The cop says, ‘We are being culturally sensitive,'” she recounted. “What is going on in this country right now is an effort to be sensitive to everybody’s feelings.”

She went on to say that a movement is underway to limit the First Amendment, and pointed out that it was initiated by United Nations Resolution 1618 that was signed by Hillary Clinton.

The resolution states that a person cannot say anything negative toward another religion, specifically Islam, Pirro said.

“They are changing the rules before your very eyes. You have got to recognize the changes,” she said.

Pirro was the featured speaker for the county event, which had 650 people registered.

Others who spoke were Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who is running for governor, Jane Timken, the new Ohio Republican Party chairwoman, the first woman to hold that office in the history of the party, and U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson’s wife, LeeAnn Johnson.

Each of the speakers encouraged one thing: hold true to the party and don’t waver.

“You need to stay the course. You, Ohio, are very, very important to the future of this country … understand the future of this country depends on you,” Pirro said.


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