Updating this story from last night: Tomi Lahren has been suspended for a week, according to the Daily Caller, days after expressing an opinion at odds with that of her company and its boss, Glenn Beck. It is unclear if the suspension was because of her opinion, or how she handled the situation after expressing her opinion. If it’s the former, we wouldn’t be surprised. If it’s the latter, we … wouldn’t be surprised.
On The View on Friday — or what the conservative Daily Wire refers to as Hags Who Can’t Shut Up — Tomi Lahren managed to speak for more than 30 seconds without making our skin crawl when she not only admitted that she was pro-choice, but suggested that pro-life Republicans are hypocrites.
“I’m pro choice, and here’s why. I am a constitutional, y’know, someone that loves the Constitution. I’m someone that’s for limited government. So 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. I can sit here and say that, as a Republican and I can say, you know what, I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.”
Lahren — who says that she “doesn’t see color” and yet must reiterate that she’s “not a racist” far more frequently than people who are not a racist have to — received ooh and aahs of appreciation from The View panel. Many conservatives, however, were displeased with white-rage Barbie for selling them out. The Daily Wire, for instance, suggested her opinions on abortion are no different than an “overweight pink-haired feminist at Salon.com.”
In fact, her pro-choice position has put her in danger of losing her job with her conservative outfit, The Blaze, and according to a source who spoke to The Daily Caller, she may not even make it to the end of her contract in September.
“The chances of her being brought back [in September] were pretty near zero before yesterday,” the source said. Whether Lahren remains at the company until September is “up in the air,” according to the source, who added that Lahren is likely “talking to other people who might be willing to buy out her last six months.”
Meanwhile, Glenn Beck — who founded The Blaze — threw Lahren under the bus for expressing an opposing opinion and incorrectly using “constitutional” as a noun.
Rule another label out. I am NOT a "constitutional". I believe in LIFE, liberty and property. Just an old fashioned "constitutionalist."— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 17, 2017
The managing editor of The Blaze had no comment on whether Lahren would survive until the end of her contract, although I suspect she’ll land over on Fox News at twice the pay.
At least she recognizes the hypocrisy in the Republican position on abortion, but before anyone gets any ideas that Lahren is a sympathetic ally, just remind yourself of what she said about “real women” on International Women’s Day.
Yup. Still awful.