US po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst off the air for back­ing abor­tion rights

New Straits Times - - World -

NEW YORK: Con­ser­va­tive com­men­ta­tor Tomi Lahren was ab­sent from the air of Glenn Beck’s The Blaze days af­ter declar­ing her sup­port for abor­tion rights.

Dur­ing an ap­pear­ance on ABC’s The View on Fri­day, Lahren said she was for abor­tion be­cause as a pro­po­nent of limited gov­ern­ment, it would be hyp­o­crit­i­cal of her to say she thinks the gov­ern­ment “should de­cide what women do with their bod­ies”.

The com­ments drew crit­i­cism from col­leagues, in­clud­ing Beck. Beck took is­sue with Lahren’s ar­gu­ment on his ra­dio show on Mon­day, sug­gest­ing it lacked “in­tel­lec­tual hon­esty”.

Lahren did not host her show on The Blaze on Mon­day.

She al­luded to her ab­sence on Twit­ter, writ­ing: “So I’ve got some ‘me’ time tonight. Any­thing good on TV?” AP

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