TheBlaze Suspends Political Commentator Tomi Lahren After Telling Government To Stay Out Of Women's Bodies
The U.S. conservative political commentator, Tomi Lahren, said last week she is pro-abortion and noted the government should stay out of women's bodies. The 24-year-old hosted "Tomi" on the conservative network TheBlaze.
She made her name during the 2016 U.S. election due to her online political monologues. The backlash against Lahren built up when she spoke on ABC's "The View" and said she is someone for limited government but it would be hypocritical if she would support the government in deciding what women should do with their bodies. She added, "Stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well," BBC reported.
Republicans do not support abortion and despite being a conservative, Lahren took to Twitter to keep her stance on abortion. She tweeted over the weekend that she spoke her truth and it is tough if others do not like it. She concluded her tweet that she will always be honest and she will stand for her truth.
The founder of TheBlaze, Glenn Beck, said the views of Lahren as a conservative do not tally with the views of President Donald Trump. Another reporter with TheBlaze, Kaitlyn Schallhorn, said even Hillary Clinton did not call pro-life Republicans hypocrites.
Aside from Lahren's suspensions, some speculated the show of Lahren will be suspended altogether. But TheBlaze officials did not confirm this speculation.
Lahren took the suspension lightly. She wrote on Twitter she had a little "me time" because she did not go into production for a whole week. She also retweeted an article from Daily Caller regarding anonymous sources about her show getting suspended, The Washington Post shared.
Despite the backlash Lahren is currently facing, the hosts of "The View" defended her. Whoopi Goldberg said no one has to be on the same side of every single issue of one's political party. Goldberg added having different views from your political party lets you evolve and grow.