The Blaze Reportedly Pulls Tomi Lahren’s Talk Show for a Week After Her Pro-Choice Remarks
The Blaze has reportedly suspended conservative talk show host Tomi Lahren for one week after she made pro-choice comments during an interview, sources first confirmed to the Daily Caller.
Lahren, 24, is a right-leaning political commentator on the The Blaze, a conservative cable news channel founded by Glenn Beck. During an interview last Friday on The View, Lahren announced that she’s pro-choice—citing limited government as her reasoning. “I’m pro-choice, and here’s why. I am a constitutional, you 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,” she said.
She added: “I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.”
Shortly after her comments, Beck fired back. On Monday, he addressed Lahren’s words on his radio show, according to the New York Post. “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. The managing editor of The Blaze, Leon Wolf, also told CNN that Lahren’s show would be off-air for one week.
Since the backlash, Lahren tweeted that she has “moderate, conservative, and libertarian views,” and will “never apologize to anyone for being an independent thinker.”
Fortune has reached out to The Blaze for comment.