Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro Retracts False Claim That Nancy Pelosi Was ‘Partying’ In Puerto Rico During Shutdown

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro has retracted her false claim that Nancy Pelosi was “partying” in Puerto Rico during the government shutdown when the House speaker was actually in Washington, D.C. During an interview with President Trump on Saturday night, Pirro implied Pelosi was slacking off while the longest government shutdown in history causes chaos, saying: “Nancy Pelosi’s in Hawaii over the holidays... Now she’s in Puerto Rico with a bunch of Democrats and lobbyists enjoying the sun and partying down there.” In a tweet Sunday, Pirro took back the claim without apologizing, writing: “During my exclusive interview with Pres Trump I said Speaker Pelosi was in Puerto Rico with a bunch of her Democrat colleagues. I based that on numerous reports that turned out to be wrong. The Speaker’s office says she has been in DC all weekend and I take them at their word.” It’s unclear which reports Pirro was referring to—articles did say that Pelosi was expected to attend the opening night of Hamilton on the island, but no reports said that was actually in Puerto Rico.