The end is nigh for Tomi Lahren at TheBlaze.
Last week, it was reported that Glenn Beck has suspended his biggest millennial star from producing her show “Tomi” on TheBlaze. Now, according to a report by the New York Post’s Page Six, Lahren has been “banned permanently” by the publication for her flip-flop on abortion.
Associates close to Beck told the Post’s Richard Johnson that he’s trying to tell the world that he’s flexing his conservative muscle.
“Glenn is reminding the world of his conservative principles by sidelining Tomi after she insulted conservatives by calling them hypocrites,” one Beck insider told Johnson.
The insider continued to say that Beck lost a lot of conservative cred after rebuking Donald Trump during his candidacy after supporting primary challenger Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Additionally, Beck lost even more followers when he went on Samantha Bee’s show “Full Frontal” on TBS and apologized for his divisiveness.
“He’s trying to balance being a leading conservative thinker and also someone who can unify the country,” the Beck associate said. “He just couldn’t sit by and watch as Tomi Lahren said there’s no way for conservatives to justify anything other than being pro-choice.”
On March 17th, Lahren went on ABC’s “The View” and told the audience that she’s pro-choice.
“I am a constitutional, y’know, someone that loves the Constitution,” Lahren said during her guest appearance. “I’m someone that’s for limited government.”
She continued. “So 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. I can sit here and say that as a Republican and I can say, you know what, I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.”
While TheBlaze, which was founded seven years ago, was once a leader in conservative readership as recently as 2014 where they attracted over 29 million unique visitors, their traffic has since plummeted. As of February 2017, the website only attracts 8.8 million uniques. They closed their New York office, and their staff is now half the size. Additionally, Beck’s radio show has slipped from No. 3 to No. 5 in national rankings.
Lahren has not yet returned a request for comment regarding this report.