Tomi Lahren, the controversial self proclaimed “voice of middle America,” has been suspended by The Blaze, her employer, after Ms. Lahren publicly spoke on her views on abortion last Friday on a short segment of The View. “As someone who’s for a limit government, I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite,” said Lahren. “So stay out of my guns and you can stay out of my body as well.”
According to The Daily Caller, Final Thoughts with Tomi Lahren has been cancelled for at least a week. This is all in wake of heavy backlash that Lahren has been receiving from other prominent conservatives as well as her own coworkers. “I speak my truth. If you don’t like it, tough. I will always be honest and stand in my truth,” she said via Twitter, defending herself.
The founder of The Blaze, Glenn Beck, commented on her comments saying, “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. 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. You actually have to study things – these things out in your mind. Especially at a time period like today,” he said on his radio show.
“Bomb throwing is – bomb throwing in today’s world is dangerous. Freedom of speech, it’s not free. Speech isn’t free. It comes with a very high price tag. First, being intellectually honest and intellectually curious. Speech is not free. It comes with another cost and usually to the other people at the other end of your argument. The pen is mightier than the sword, and it can destroy people if your aim is clicks, views, and ratings.”
Lahren is no stranger to controversy. Her show, Final Thoughts with Tomi Lahren, has scathing commentary on political voices of celebrities such Colin Kaepernick, Beyoncé and most recently, Meryl Streep. Since then she has built a career on it, garnering her own fan bases and as well as heavy critics via social media.