Fox News anchor Judge Jeanine Pirro on Monday advised pop singer Taylor Swift to not “get involved in politics” amid reports President Biden’s reelection campaign is trying to secure the endorsement of the global superstar.
“Why would someone as popular as she is alienate and I’m not saying you know…what’s going to be, ‘Yeah, people are going to hate her,’ but why alienate your fans and ‘Swifties,'” Pirro said Monday during the Fox News’s “The Five.” “You know, they come across from every political ideology, why put yourself in one area?”
Questions surrounding Swift’s involvement in politics circulated on Monday after The New York Times reported Biden aides are vying for the support of the “All Too Well” singer as the campaign sets its focus on November’s general election. The Times reported the campaign has been flooded with suggestions to get Swift’s voice on board, including sending Biden on a stop of Swift’s “Eras” Tour.
The singer has yet to speak on the topic of endorsing Biden in this upcoming cycle, but had voiced her support for Biden in the 2020 presidential election. Swift, at the time, told V Magazine at the time that the country needed to elect a president who “recognizes that people of color deserve to feel safe and represented, that women deserve the right to choose what happens to their bodies, and that the LGBTQIA+ community deserves to be acknowledged and included.”
Last year, Swift prompted 35,000 new voter registrations after a single Instagram post that directed fans to the nonpartisan nonprofit Vote.org. These moves came after the pop star came after years of remaining apolitical until 2018, when she endorsed former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen’s Senate run against Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), who was eventually elected to the higher chamber.
Pirro on Monday pointed to a new poll conducted by Redfield and Wilton Strategies for NewsWeek that found 18 percent of 1,500 voter respondents said they’re “more likely” or “significantly more likely” to vote for a candidate endorsed by Swift. About 17 percent said they would be less likely to vote for a Swift-endorsed candidate and 55 percent said they would be either more nor less likely to do so.
Pirro argued the statistics “cancel each other out.”
“So don’t get involved, don’t get involved in politics, we don’t want to see you there,” Pirro said. “And Joe Biden is in hole with young people, he knows it. And if he thinks Taylor can get him out of that hole, he’s gonna go for it.”