Conservative Star Tomi Lahren Suspended From 'The Blaze'

After airing pro-choice views on 'The View'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2017 4:52 PM CDT

Tomi Lahren, the young rising star of the right, has been suspended from her job at Glenn Beck-founded network The Blaze, sources tell the Daily Caller. Though the reason for her suspension, said to be in effect for at least a week, hasn't been confirmed, USA Today reports that the problem seemed to start when Lahren appeared on The View Friday and said she's pro-choice. "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 explained. "As a Republican ... 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." Backlash from her fellow Republicans quickly followed.

Tension already existed between Lahren and some of her coworkers at The Blaze thanks to Lahren's "inflammatory" style, per the Daily Caller, and after her View appearance, some of those coworkers called her out on Twitter, accusing her of calling Republicans who oppose abortion "hypocrites." Glenn Beck was among those criticizing Lahren, and he even spoke about the issue on his radio show Monday: "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," he said. "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." The Daily Caller had previously reported that Lahren may leave The Blaze before her contract is up in September. (More Tomi Lahren stories.)

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