Tomi Lahren is speaking out for the first time since her termination from Glenn Beck’s digital network TheBlaze.
In a sit-down interview with “Nightline” anchor Byron Pitts which airs tonight on ABC, Lahren talked about her lawsuit against TheBlaze — which she says wrongfully terminated her after she expressed pro-choice views on the talk show “The View” — which also airs on ABC.
In a clip provided by ABC (below), Lahren said she was “deeply hurt” by TheBlaze’s decision to terminate her, but wants to settle the incident in a calm manner.
“I’m deeply hurt by what has happened, I’m disappointed in what has happened, but if this is the way it is, let’s just part ways cleanly,” she said, becoming choked up as she talked. “I just want to work and have the freedom to put my voice out there and I want to interact with my fans and my followers. That’s all I want out of this.”
When Pitts pointed out how emotional she was getting, she reiterated how much TheBlaze meant to her.
“Without that, I feel lost,” she said. “When your outlet is taken away from you, when your catharsis is stripped from you and you don’t understand why and you’re so disappointed and you’re so blindsided by it, it hurts.”
TheBlaze is a conservative-leaning outlet that has given Lahren a platform to mock Trump protesters and so-called liberal-leaning “snowflakes.” So when she talked about being pro-choice, it caused a stir.
“I’m pro-choice and here is why,” Lahren said on “The View.” “I am someone that loves the Constitution, I am someone that is 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. Stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.”
The “Nightline” interview airs tonight at 12:35 a.m. ET on ABC.
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