It’s often assumed that if someone defines themselves as politically conservative, they’re also anti-abortion rights.
It’s often assumed that if someone defines themselves as politically conservative, they’re also anti-abortion rights. But conservative commentator Tomi Lahren says that’s not the case for her.
Tomi appeared on The View Friday and, among other things, talked about the fact that she’s actually pro-abortion rights. “I’m pro-choice, and here’s why. I am a constitutional, you know, someone that loves the Constitution,” she said. “I’m someone that’s for limited government'' .
''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.”
She also had this to say: “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.”
Other than that, Tomi tends to follow conservative party lines. She told The View hosts that she thinks Hillary Clinton would have been worse for women than Donald Trump (her reasoning: Hillary stayed married to Bill Clinton after he cheated on her).
She also frequently praises President Trump on her show, Tomi (hosted on Glenn Beck's network The Blaze). And the appreciation is mutual—according to the Washingtonian, the president personally called Tomi after her appearance on Hannity in February, thanking her for her "fair coverage," of him. President Trump has been vocal about his opposition to abortion rights.
In January, Tomi criticized the Women’s March in a Facebook video for not including anti-abortion protestors. “It’s not just the marchers—it’s the feminist movement and, really, the collective left who preach tolerance and understanding, but only for those people and issues they believe in,” she said in the video.
“Meanwhile, they point fingers at Trump or Trump supporters and label us all bigots with their cardboard signs and their hashtags and their exclusive moral high ground we’re just not good enough to stand on. Well, bull.”
Tomi posted about her View appearance on Twitter, and reactions were mixed. “Tomi you rock,” one person wrote. “You lost all credibility with the pro choice comment,” said another.
What do you think: Can you be politically conservative and still be pro-choice?