Tomi Lahren of ‘The Blaze’ SUSPENDED on abortion views
Conservative talk-show host Tomi Lahren has been temporarily banned from Glenn Beck’s “ The Blaze” after airing pro-choice abortion views last week.
The 24-year-old Lahren — known for tirades against “so-called feminism” and calling refugees “rape-u-gees” — told ABC’s “The View” on Friday she thinks pro-life politics are an example of governmental overreach.
“I’m someone that is for limited government, so I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government, but I think that the government should decide what women do with their bodies,” Lahren said on the show.
“Stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.”
The backlash from Lahren’s fan base was immediate, and Blaze founder Glenn Beck condemned Lahren’s comments while trying to come to her defense — noting, for example, that she had once referred to abortion doctors as “baby killers.”
“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,” Beck said on his radio show Monday morning.
Still, Beck insisted that the comments by Lahren, who has arguably become the most visible personality on The Blaze, wouldn’t endanger her job.
“I don’t hire people who are sycophants or who have my opinion,” Beck said. “I try to hire people who have a different opinion because I believe in being intellectually rigorous.”