The Blaze anchor, Tomi Lahren, has had her show “Tomi” suspended just days after saying she’s pro-choice, according to The Daily Caller. The 24-year-old political commentator faced a backlash from co-workers and other conservative commentators after voicing her opinions on abortion last week as a guest on The View. During her appearance, she called anti-abortion conservatives “hypocrites,” and admitted she believed in women’s rights to abortion.
Right-leaning political commentators lashed out at her, including her boss and The Blaze network founder, Glenn Beck, who promised to address the issue on his radio show on Monday.Reportedly, Lahren, whose contract with The Blaze is up in September, has been suspended for at least one week.
It’s not immediately clear if Lahren’s comments on abortion are to blame for her suspension. The Caller mentions that there was considerable tension between Lahren and some of her Blaze colleagues, including head-lining hosts.
But Lahren is well known for making controversial statements; her commentary on abortion is far from the only thing even conservatives have voiced concern over.
The University of Las Vegas Nevada grad joined The Blaze after only a short stint at One America News Network, and has angered viewers with her statements on everything from Black Lives Matter to Beyonce.
There has also been talk lately that Lahren would be moving on from Beck’s network, seeking a more prominent position in network news, or even in the Trump administration; the President reportedly called Lahren to congratulate her after she defended him on Sean Hannity’s primetime show.