Tomi Lahren, host of “Tomi” on The Blaze, may need to look for a new job soon.
Lahren is particularly well-known for the closing segment on her show, called “Final Thoughts,” in which she rants for three minutes or so on a given topic. But on Friday, Lahren appeared on “The View” and declared herself “pro-choice” because she is “pro-constitution.”
I have no personal qualms with Ms. Lahren. I just don’t think she’s a conservative, and thus I have a problem with her calling herself one.
While conservatism’s been run through the wringer over the last few years, one of its core tenets is the sanctity of life. To say you’re pro-choice because you’re pro-constitution is a gross misunderstanding of the constitution, for starters. However, it’s also a misunderstanding of the ideology you claim to represent.
On top of all that, Lahren’s shown herself to be a flip-flopper. Just three months ago, she declared herself to be pro-life. It would seem to me that if you’re calling something to be murder at one moment that you don’t just switch that in such a short amount of time.
Saturday, Lahren took to Twitter to defend herself with these gems: “I speak my truth…If you don’t like it, tough. I will always be honest and stand in my truth,” and “Conservatives don’t have to exist in a monolith and share the same brain on every issue. It’s okay.”
Regarding the first tweet, that’s nonsensical. Truth is not a thing one possesses; it just is, whether you like it or not. Had she said, “I speak my belief,” that would have at least made sense.
Her second tweet holds up a little better. She is correct in saying that conservatives don’t have to agree on every issue, as well they shouldn’t. However, her brash words connecting her stance on limited government to a hands-off view of abortion don’t resemble any conservative stance on the issue that I’ve ever seen. Dana Loesch, who is also featured on The Blaze put it well, noting that while conservatism is diverse, “conserving the individual is the basis of conservatism.”
Glenn Beck, who provided Lahren her platform, said that while her views were not grounds for her removal, that conservatism isn’t grounds for being pro-choice. On Twitter, he also pointed out the importance of “intellectual honesty” and her lack of it.
As of Monday afternoon, The Blaze has officially suspended Lahren for at least a week.