Tomi Lahren—a well-known advocate for the government keeping its nose out of people’s business—is now asking the government to stick its nose into her business, by suing Glenn Beck and his web site The Blaze for wrongful termination. Lahren’s claim stems from reports that she and her shows were ”banned permanently” from The Blaze after she made pro-choice comments on The View a few weeks ago.
According to the suit—reported on by CNN—Lahren is absolutely heartbroken to be bringing in the courts to nanny state all over her and her semi-former employer. “She is very disappointed that she is having to pursue ligation,” said Lahren’s lawyer, Brian Lauten. “The fact of the matter is that she was wrongfully terminated. The contract simply doesn’t allow The Blaze to terminate her for expressing her personal opinion on the salient issue of abortion.”
Lahren has actually expressed her opinion on that salient issue quite a bit over the years, albeit usually from the anti-abortion side of the fence. It’s not clear whether Lahren’s contract with The Blaze says anything about expressing her personal desire to flip-flop on issues like a flailing bass, but Beck and his company are taking a different legal tack on Lahren’s allegations of illegal firing: not actually firing her.
“It is puzzling that an employee who remains under contract (and is still being paid) has sued us for being fired, especially when we continue to comply fully with the terms of our agreement with her,” said a statement issued by The Blaze. Lahren’s team acknowledged that sure, she’s still getting paid, but only as a way for Beck to weasel his way out of letting her speak to the masses.
Meanwhile, Tomi Lahren now appears to be the sole handout-receiving recipient of the Glenn Beck Welfare State, which is probably agonizing everybody involved in this debacle. (Good.)