ICYMI: Tomi Lahren

By Sylvia Shipman, Features Assistant–
Tomi Lahren is well-known among millennials as being a conservative mouthpiece who spouts hate against those looking for social justice and pretty much anyone who doesn’t think America is the best country in the world. She’s a blonde in her mid-twenties, but her political views resemble that of a Vietnam War veteran who thinks every black man is a criminal and women have equal rights because they have the right to vote. She’s most famous for her video calling Colin Kaepernick anti-American because of his peaceful protest of kneeling during the National Anthem.
It wasn’t unreasonable to think that Lahren was simply voicing popular conservative opinions for views, especially since videos surfaced a few weeks ago of her being a much less biased and rude journalist on a show called “The Scramble.” However, she was suspended from her current position on The Blaze on March 20 after revealing that she is pro-choice.
She told the ladies on The View, “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.”
It’s unclear whether she was suspended for being pro-choice or calling other Republicans hypocrites. However, in my opinion, you should never fire somebody for a political opinion. I also think it’s ironic because she was saying that the women who marched on Washington against Trump had no reason to march, but here she is getting suspended for voicing her opinion on keeping the government out of her body. It’s also ridiculous that her fellow conservatives had no problem with her calling Black Lives Matter the new KKK but demonize her after voicing her opinion on privacy.
This news was shocking to me, and I definitely think it demonstrates the polarized political views in this country.
Ashley Day

Ashley Day


Ashley is a communication major with a minor in psychology. She spends most of her spare time hiking, eating sushi or taking photos. To contact Ashley, email her at jks461@mocs.utc.edu.

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