Fans of Judge Jeanine Pirro’s hard-hitting weekend political commentary program on FOX News look forward to her “Street Justice” segment in every show when the former prosecutor and district attorney literally takes to the street to ask the everyday man and woman for their opinion on the most pressing issue of the day.

For audiences tired of constant chatter by pundits, commentators, politicians and talk show hosts, hearing the views of real people are a refreshing and much-needed reality check at the end of a week full of professionals pushing their own opinions.

The 65-year-old Pirro, who earned a 100 percent felony conviction rate as an assistant district attorney before serving as the first female judge in Westchester County, New York, began a career as a television personality when she covered the O. J. Simpson murder trial in 1995.

Since then, her straight-up, in-your-face personality has won her fans who appreciate her no-holds-barred interviews in which she never hesitates to speak her mind.

But the “Street Justice” segments allows everyday Americans to speak their minds – and this week, they had plenty to say about the GOP’s failure to repeal and replace President Obama’s failing health insurance law.

Men and women in business attire, tourists in T-shirts from around the country and around the world, Millennials, “hardhats,” hot dog vendors, black, white, purple-haired, kids and the occasional dog are all approached – and almost always give the judge their opinion.

The day after the long-promised “Repeal and Replace” Obamacare bill was pulled just hours before a scheduled vote in the House of Representatives, Pirro posed the direct question to people were enjoying a spring day on the Mall in the nation’s capital: “Whose fault is it that the healthcare bill died?

The answers were surprising, and offer President Trump not only some comfort, but a way forward as he attacks the next piece of legislation on his ambitious agenda – comprehensive tax reform.

A middle-aged man in a NIKE T-shirt told the Judge, Everybody’s – unfortunately,” as another advised both sides to “get your act in gear.”

An 8th grade teacher with her class on a school field trip had an answer directed at the entire House, “I think they’re having a power contest… one of the things we try to teach them is cooperation and collaboration and I think our legislators and government officials could take a lesson from those 8th graders.”

While many said both sides need to work together, for one woman, the question was more personal than national policy – a matter of life or death.

“They need to fix Obamacare because in my life, it’s the worst thing that ever happened to me. My husband is a kidney transplant patient for the second time and guess who doesn’t want to pay for anything... Everybody should be in Obamacare and tell me how they live their lives – pay for your own insurance, pay for your drugs that they say you don’t need …”

Judge Pirro expressed her sympathy and asked, “So what do you do?” only to be told, “I pay for them myself – I work two jobs and that’s what I do.”

Pirro’s show gets consistently high ratings among cable viewers.

Now if only the politicians would tune in to hear what the everyday man and woman in the street really think.

 
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