Tomi Lahren, host of Tomi on the Blaze, recently came under fire for her non-conservative statements during an appearance on The View. Lahren expressed that she was pro-choice and then offered up her reasoning behind it, even though her show has been completely centered around her extreme conservative views. Lahren stated:
I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government, but I think the government should decide what women do with their bodies.
She then compared her decision on abortion to her want for the government to stay away from her guns. She can’t support a government that infringes on her personal rights to arm while saying they can have control over her body. This news, however, did not go over so well with her boss Glenn Beck, who suspended Lahren and then took to Twitter to start a fight. Technically Lahren started by tweeting:
I have moderate, conservative, and libertarian views. I’m human. I will never apologize, to anyone, for being an independent thinker.
This did not sit well with a lot of conservatives, especially Beck, publicly stated:
I would disagree that you’re a hypocrite if you want limited government and yet you want the government to protect life of the unborn. It’s very, very clear. But it takes intellectual honesty, and it takes a willingness to actually think these things through and to do more than just read Twitter or Facebook to get your news and your political opinions.
A Beck insider told the New York Times that Beck is putting his foot down and that Lahren is now permanently banned from the Blaze. The insider stated:
Glenn is reminding the world of his conservative principles by sidelining Tomi after she insulted conservatives by calling them hypocrites.
I will always stand up for free speech & welcome the conversation, even if I disagree with it. Disagreeing and silencing are very different. https://t.co/ACptAiliG2
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 22, 2017
While I’ll be the first to throw shade at Tomi Lahren for her archaic and often times alt-right leaning views, I have to say I stand behind her choice to feel the freedom to make a public statement about being pro-choice. Something in me tells us this isn’t the last we will see of Lahren, but hopefully it continues to be more progressive ideas.
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