Tomi Lahren suspended for not being conservative enough
Final thoughts, anyone?
Tomi Lahren has been suspended by her employer TheBlaze.
The outspoken pundit’s show will not air for at least a week beginning today, according to conservative site The Daily Caller.
The final straw for the Final Thoughts host seems to have been Friday’s appearance on The View on ABC. On the show she explained her pro-choice stance on abortion and described pro-life conservatives as “hypocrites”. Her site TheBlaze employs several pro-life conservatives.
She said: “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.
“You know what? I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.”
Her stance shocked many in the media, especially as it appeared to be a U-turn from the position she expressed in a December edition of Final Thoughts, in which she refers to abortionists as “baby-killers”.
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She said: “Pro-choicers are supposed to be about rare and safe abortions. That’s how they avoid sounding like straight-up baby-killers, by acknowledging that abortion is not a positive thing and a difficult choice.
“Then we have Lena freakin’ Dunham out there, wishing she could have murdered a fetus. Wishing for the option to kill your child doesn’t exactly say much about the cause, her character, or the pro-choice movement.”
Other employees of TheBlaze, Glenn Beck’s conservative news outlet, had been uncomfortable with Lahren for some time, according to The Daily Caller.
On his radio show this morning, Beck said: “TheBlaze cannot about me, me, me, me…It’s no secret that Tomi and I don’t agree on quite a lot, but that is about personalities. The ideas are what are important.
Regarding the calls for her sacking, he said: “That’s not for you to call, that’s not appropriate to be discussed on the radio. That’s in the privacy of the office of TheBlaze.”
The Tab has reached out to Tomi Lahren for comment.