On Friday, rising conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren sparked controversy when she told the ladies of “The View” that she — in no uncertain terms — is pro-choice on the topic of abortion.
As of Monday afternoon, it appears that controversy has caught up with her professional life.
Citing “multiple sources with knowledge of the situation,” The Daily Caller reported that Lahren's show on The Blaze has been suspended “for at least one week starting Monday.”
As the 24-year-old Lahren told the hosts of “The View” on Friday:
"I’m pro-choice, and here’s why. 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."
The controversy surrounding her comments was further stoked when a number of members of The Blaze staff appeared to publicly criticize her stance, including founder Glenn Beck:
During his radio show on Monday, Beck addressed the “Tomi Lahren dustup” head-on, saying:
"First of all, we have a whole bunch of different kinds of people that work here ...
I don’t hire people who are sycophants or don’t have my opinion. I try to hire people who have a different opinion because I believe in being intellectually rigorous. I don’t want strawmen. I want people to have a real argument on the other side so we can learn from each other, and we can grow ...
It’s no secret Tomi and I don’t agree on quite a lot. But that is about personalities, the ideas are what are important. And if you cannot defend the idea, no matter which side you’re on, if you can’t defend the idea, that leads to the second part of the discussion. Which is the people calling for Tomi to be fired. That’s not for you to call. That’s not appropriate to be discussed on the radio. That’s in the privacy of the office of The Blaze."
Independent Journal Review has reached out to The Blaze to confirm Lahren's suspension, and will update the article when we receive a response.
See Lahren's “The View” appearance that reportedly sparked her suspension:
UPDATE [3/20/2017, 9:01 p.m. EST]: Lahren addressed the fact that her show wouldn't be on Monday night with this tweet:
Almost an hour earlier, she wrote: