The start of Jeanine Pirro's Fox News show was delayed on Saturday night due to "technical difficulties."
When Justice with Judge Jeanine returned, critics said the host had even more difficulties of her own.
Pirro was accused of looking "tipsy" and "disheveled" when she appeared close to 15 minutes after the scheduled start of the show. As The Wrap reported, via Yahoo! Entertainment, Pirro's speech was noticeably loose during the program, and at times she struggled with her words as she defended President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis.
"Just the other … day the president talked, or was hoping, about the possibility of reopening everything on Easter Sunday, uh, in a way where we could kind of come out of this quarantine, as loose as it may be, that we're involved in," Pirro said.
The appearance caused a stir on social media, with many sharing video and mocking what they believed to be an altered condition.
"Tonight could be the end of Judge Jeanine Pirro," noted the political blog Palmer Report on Twitter. "Fox News doesn't exactly have a lot of standards for its hosts. But showing up an entire segment late for your own show, and appearing to be severely drunk on-air, might be a bridge too far even for Fox."