GOP Barbie Tomi Lahren Fired By Glenn Beck, Says Page Six
Conservative media darling Tomi Lahren made headlines earlier this month when she went on The View and proclaimed she was actually pro-choice. It was a revelation that saw her attacked by her (former) far-right fans, and as we reported, she was even suspended “for at least one week” by her employer, the Glenn Beck-owned platform TheBlazeTV. Well, “at least one week” has turned into forever. Page Six is now reporting that Lahren won’t be appearing on Beck’s right-wing network ever again.
Here’s the comment that got Lahren in hot water:
I’m pro choice, and here’s why. I am a constitutional, y’know, someone that loves the Constitution. I’m someone that’s for limited government. So 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. I can sit here and say that — as a Republican — and 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.’
Following that segment on The View, Beck came after Lahren on Twitter for what he felt were not “intellectually honest” comments. Despite her contract reportedly being up this September, she was suspended.
“Glenn is reminding the world of his conservative principles by sidelining Tomi after she insulted conservatives by calling them hypocrites,” Page Six was told by a Beck insider. “He’s trying to balance being a leading conservative thinker and also someone who can unify the country. … He just couldn’t sit by and watch as Tomi Lahren said there’s no way for conservatives to justify anything other than being pro-choice.”
Page Six also reports that TheBlaze, founded in Dallas in 2010, once had offices in New York and 300 employees but has since closed that New York office and has a staff half that size.
We’re currently living for The A.V. Club’s reaction to hearing the news:
Hopefully Tomi doesn’t need any unemployment benefits or—Trump forbid—food stamps during her jobless period, because then she’d become part of the victim-industrial complex that’s ruining America. As Tomi herself said on the One America Network back in 2014, “you can’t move forward in life if you’re playing the victim card and not taking responsibility.” Now pull yourself up, Tomi! Pull!
In the past, Lahren has spoken ill of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, immigrants, refugees, feminists and Millennials.