Tomi Lahren, the controversial pundit many viewed as a leading voice of the conservative right, has lost support from the same network that placed her on her pedestal.
After not only declaring herself as pro-choice, but calling out conservatives who aren’t, on The View a couple of weeks ago, Lahren was placed on a week-long suspension given that her new stance went against the right-wing agenda. As the buzz around her statement grew, Glenn Beck’s network has reportedly cut ties with Lahren for good.
“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,” Lahren said on The View.
Lahren has been a lightning rod in recent months as her show on The Blaze has welcomed guests of a more liberal mindset to have a meeting of the minds, often leading to bold claims from the host of the Black Panther Party being a terrorist organization or criticizing Colin Kaepernick’s protest against social inequalities.
“Glenn is reminding the world of his conservative principles by sidelining Tomi after she insulted conservatives by calling them hypocrites,” a source close to Beck told Richard Johnson of The New York Post.
Her most publicized moment surely came when she appeared as a guest on “The Daily Show” and fielded softball questions from Trevor Noah.
As some have taken Lahren’s ban from The Blaze as a victory for liberals, many have reminded us that the bar for people with a past of hate and bigotry to pass to be considered “decent” is incredibly low. Announcing that she was pro-choice has garnered Lahren sympathy points from many people who consider themselves liberals besides her past of criticisms against people of color and other marginalized groups.
If history is any indication, Lahren won’t be gone for long and will end up with her own show somewhere soon. Let’s see what kind of stances she’ll take after this recent downward spiral of self-expression.