On The View, Jeanine Pirro refuses to say whether she would accept an offer to become Attorney General

From the July 19 edition of ABC's The View:

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MEGHAN MCCAIN (CO-HOST): So, you were on the short list to be a Supreme Court pick, even Don Jr. tweeted, “that would be pretty awesome.” Did the president ever speak to you about being on the Supreme Court? 

JEANINE PIRRO (FOX NEWS HOST): Well, I speak to the president quite often. But, there was no discussion about me being on the Supreme Court. And I think that's what he means by fake news. It's on the front page of a New York City -- one of the biggest newspapers. Look, I have been a judge. I was an elected county judge. I love it. It's not the most exciting job in the world, but no. 

MCCAIN: Okay. 

SUNNY HOSTIN (CO-HOST): Well, what about the rumor that you've lobbied to take over Jeff Sessions' job as an attorney general? 


PIRRO: What I'm trying to do when I go the the Oval Office or I speak to the president -- I don't say anything different from what I say on my show Justice on Saturday nights. And that is that it is time that there are consequences for some of the things that are going on in Washington. Look, I have been a prosecutor, a judge, and a DA [district attorney] for 30 years. I have run for office five times. I believe in consequences. And, when people violate the law, there needs to be consequences. And we're not seeing that in Washington. We're not seeing people made accountable for what they've done. So to answer your question directly, I have spoken to him -- not about getting the job. No, but about having someone in that job -- I don't care who it is, as long as it's an attorney general who's not in the closet hiding somewhere, who, 24 hours after he took the job said, “I'm not going to do anything with respect to the election.” And that's all we've been talking about for a year and a half. 

HOSTIN: Would you take the job? 

PIRRO: I haven't been offered the job. 

HOSTIN: Okay. 

MCCAIN: That's not a no. 

HOSTIN: That's not a no. 


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