Tomi Lahren’s controversial abortion stance angers conservatives, liberals

Tomi Lahren on the View

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She said it would be hypocritical of her otherwise.

TheBlaze personality Tomi Lahren has garnered criticism from conservatives and liberals alike after announcing her pro-choice stance while on The View on Friday.

While discussing politics, show host Sunny Hostin asked Lahren about her stance on abortion.

“I’m pro-choice, and here’s why: I am a constitutional—someone that loves the constitution. I am someone that’s for limited government and so I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say, ‘I’m for limited government but I think that the government should decide what women do with their bodies,'” Lahren responded. “I can sit here and say that as a Republican, and I can say, you know what, so I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.”

Lahren’s seemingly liberal response came as a surprise to other hosts, as the conservative host had denounced the Women’s March against President Donald Trump in January and criticized Lena Dunham’s ignorant comments on how she wished she had gotten an abortion in December.

Along with feminism and abortion, Lahren is known for going in on similar liberal topics and celebrities to her 4.2 million Facebook followers, from criticizing Beyoncé and NFL athlete Colin Kaepernick, to calling the Black Lives Matter movement the new Klu Klux Klan.

Almost immediately Lahren’s comments drew ire from conservatives, who were enraged at her pro-choice stance and her insistence that thinking otherwise as a conservative is hypocritical.

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Most notably, Glenn Beck, former Fox News show host and TheBlaze founder, tussled on Twitter with his network’s host after she doubled down on her stance the following day.

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TheBlaze reporters Kate Scanlon and Kaitlyn Schallhorn responded to Lahren’s stance as well, though Lahren clarified that she didn’t see other conservatives as “hypocrites” and only spoke for herself.

According to the Daily Caller, Lahren and Beck have been at odds since she defended alt-right personality and former Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos in February, and Lahren is likely on her way out from the TheBlaze as soon as her contract expires in September. Beck appeared to tweet that he’d comment on the rumors on Monday.

H/T Huffington Post, Mediaite

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