Following a very sensitive conversation on the morning show The View, Tomi Lahren, host of The Blaze segment, has been suspended.
The ever so controversial host took to The View to talk about her opinion on abortion saying, “I am a constitutional, y’know, someone that loves the Constitution. I’m someone that’s for limited government,” she said. “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.”
The statement that Tomi made got the attention of The Blaze founder Glenn Beck, who decided to fire back at Tomi by playing a clip of her being hypocritical and flip-flopping on the abortion issue during his radio show.
On Friday, it was reported that Lahren may be out at The Blaze, “in September if not sooner” due to rising tensions between her, other Blaze employees, and hosts.
Beck took to Twitter to question the host, 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.”
“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, who gained popularity due to her views on the Black lives Matter movement and comments that she has made about various hip hop industry artists, has 4.3 million followers on her Facebook page and more than 665,000 followers on Twitter.