Lahren’s show is suspended for effect for at least one week starting Monday, according to TheDC’s sources. A source with direct knowledge of the situation previously told TheDC that Lahren’s contract with the company goes until September, but that she may leave the company before then. Lahren has been criticized in some conservative circles after a Friday appearance on ABC’s “The View” for revealing that she supports abortion rights.
“You know what? I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well,” Lahren said.
In her appearance on The View, Lahren said she is pro-choice and called pro-lifer conservatives hypocrites, saying, “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, who is a rising star among conservative media, tweeted over the weekend that she “will never apologize, to anyone, for being an independent thinker,” on the heels of the far right attacking her for admitting she supports women having the right to choose. Beck doesn’t appear to appreciate Lahren’s comments and responded on Twitter.
Soon after Lahren’s tweet, a reporter at The Blaze, Kate Scanlon, tweeted, “There is no ‘my truth.’ There is only the truth.”
Another reporter at The Blaze, Kaitlyn Schallhorn, tweeted soon after: “Even Hillary Clinton didn’t call pro-life conservatives hypocrites.”
On Monday, founder of The Blaze Glenn Beck–in an unusual move–played a clip of Lahren seemingly flip-flopping on the abortion issue on his radio show. He also argued against Lahren’s stance that pro-life conservatives are hypocrites.
“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,” Beck said.
Lahren has 4.3 million followers on her Facebook page and more than 665,000 followers on Twitter. She previously hosted “On Point with Tomi Lahren” on the One America News Network.