Political commentator Tomi Lahren will likely be leaving The Blaze in September if not sooner.
Lahren hosts her own show for The Blaze and has garnered national attention for her aggressive rants on politically-charged topics like Black Lives Matter, which frequently went viral on Facebook.
The Daily Caller reports,
Lahren’s inflammatory, oftentimes angry style has placed her increasingly at odds with coworkers at The Blaze, The Daily Caller has learned, a situation that’s worsened after she called pro-life conservatives hypocrites.
In an appearance on “The View” on Friday, Lahren came out as pro-choice and called pro-lifers hypocrites, saying, “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.”
Lahren’s denouncement of pro-lifers on national television Friday rankled many conservatives.
“Memo to @TomiLahren,” conservative radio host Steve Deace wrote on Twitter, “the hypocrisy is saying you’re for the Constitution, and then denying the right to life it guarantees.”
Conservative website The Daily Wire covered Lahren’s comments with the headline, “Tomi Lahren Explains Why She’s Pro-Abortion, Proves She’s Clueless About Conservatism.”
Lahren, who did not return an email seeking comment, appeared to fire back at critics on Twitter, saying, “I speak my truth. If you don’t like it, tough. I will always be honest and stand in my truth.”
Soon after, a reporter at The Blaze, Kate Scanlon, tweeted, “There is no ‘my truth.’ There is only the truth.”
Another reporter at The Blaze, Kaitlyn Schallhorn, tweeted,”Even Hillary Clinton didn’t call pro-life conservatives hypocrites.”
Beck retweeted a video on Twitter that criticized Lahren for flip-flopping on the abortion issue. He previously appeared to take a shot at Lahren on Twitter after she came out in defense of Milo Yiannopoulos.
Lahren is under contract with The Blaze through September, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, although she could be out even sooner.
“The chances of her being brought back [in September] were pretty near zero before yesterday,” the source said. Whether Lahren remains at the company until September is “up in the air,” according to the source, who added that Lahren is likely “talking to other people who might be willing to buy out her last six months.”
Lahren’s name has previously been floated as a possible hire for Fox News, whose two most prominent female hosts, Megyn Kelly and Greta van Susteren, left the network within the last year.
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