Pirro to Obama: It's Your Job to Protect Americans

Pirro to Obama: It's Your Job to Protect Americans

On Saturday, the Fox News Channel’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine” host Judge Jeanine Pirro, blasted President Obama for his administration’s handling of the Ebola virus.

“A travel ban though would have a negative political and economic consequences to Liberia. I don’t know how to break this to you, Mr. President, but we Americans elected you. You are the President of the United States, not the president of the world. So, when American lives are on the line, political and economic consequences to other countries be damned, and don’t give me that, ‘we don’t want to panic people’ line. That’s not an excuse to lie to us. And by the way, other than you, who is panicking? I’m not seeing anybody jumping off a building or a bridge over Ebola” she declared.

She also criticized “that genius fly by the seat of his pants [CDC Director Dr. Tom] Frieden” for arguing that “the travel ban is just going to make it harder to stop the epidemic in Africa,” asking “now, does that mean that not only should we continue to bring 1,000 people a week from the hot zone, but we should load up the whole region and bring them all here so we can stop the epidemic in Africa? Do you really think we’re that stupid?”

Pirro also criticized the president for blaming a breach in protocol for two nurses becoming infected with the virus, arguing that the protocols have been shifting and unclear, and that “a breach in protocol is when you say that the risk is very low. A breach in protocol is when you blame a healthcare worker. A breach in protocol is when you ignore the advice of doctors working for decades with the Ebola virus. A breach in protocol is when you lead us to believe that your protocol, already proven inadequate, will protect us.”

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