Racist conservative commentator Tomi Lahren was suspended from her job at TheBlaze for “at least a week” following comments made while appearing on The View that she was, somehow, pro-choice. "I can sit ... as a Republican, and I can say that '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 on Friday. She went on to call fellow Republicans who believe in small government, but believe the government should determine a women’s reproductive rights, hypocrites.
Speaking of hypocrites, later that day, the Reagan Battalion posted a video of Lahren from December where she described abortion as murder and people who receive abortions as “baby killers”. Many on Twitter echoed the hypocrisy of Lahren’s new logic, claiming the blonde was only saying what The View hosts wanted to here.
But, the suspension itself is laughable given the fact that Lahren is an ignorant hate monger and racist-for-pay who uses her platform to re-enforce white supremacy. All that is fine, just don’t stand up for women’s and reproductive rights.
By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor
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