Tomi Lahren has been permanently suspended from Glenn Beck's "The Blaze." On March 17, the fiery conservative appeared on ABC's "The View," announcing her support of abortion rights. During the show, Lahren proclaimed, "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 has avidly supported President Trump, and has even said to have been an "unofficial" adviser to Trump's social media team during his campaign. She has given her unsavory opinion on topics such as Colin Kaepernick, the Women's Marches, and even the Black Panthers. Her mighty roar has been heard all across the U.S., but Glenn Beck has finally silenced it. Or has he?
I have watched many of Lahren's talks, rolling my eyes and biting my tongue. Growing up in a conservative household, I have been accustomed to doing homework with Fox News or "The Sean Hannity Show" playing in the background. However, I have grown to create my own opinions, neither left nor right, but simply empathetic.
As a college student, just as Lahren was a few years ago, I am striving to be the best I can be. Fresh out of the University of Nevada, Lahren began her search for an internship that suited her political knowledge. She aimlessly applied to One America Network, but instead of being offered an internship, she was offered her own show. Lahren, just as her audience, should be very proud of this accomplishment. She did not buy into her career, she earned it. For this reason, I cannot shame Lahren for her hard work. However, I can easily direct your attention to her online videos that have offended me on several occasions.
Nevertheless, Lahren is a powerful individual and has shown that she is fearless in times of distress. I admire this.
I find Lahren honest, even when announcing a personal libertarian opinion. I question The Blaze's integrity more than Lahren's. In my eyes, she seems to be but a puppet on a string, The Blaze as her puppet master. She forms her own opinions, but how often has she restrained herself on air or on Twitter because of the people behind the scenes? The answer could be any number between zero and a thousand.
I hope the best for Lahren as she journeys down this new road. Even if I don't always agree with Lahren, I must commend her for her strength and unwavering determination. Congratulations, Tomi - for revealing your humanity.