On March 17, the conservative mouthpiece went rogue on The View and declared herself pro-abortion rights, leading to her suspension from TheBlaze by boss Glenn Beck. But Johnson reported that the suspension has since been upgraded to a permanent ban.
"Glenn is reminding the world of his conservative principles by sidelining Tomi after she insulted conservatives by calling them hypocrites," a "Beck insider" told Johnson.
Lahren, who identifies as a constitutional conservative, told the women of The View that she "can't sit here and be a hypocrite and say 'I'm for limited government, but I think that the government should decide what women do with their bodies.'"
"I'm for limited government, so stay out of my guns and you can stay out of my body as well," she added.
The statement enraged some of her fans, who had assumed that Lahren's views aligned conservative ideologies when it came to abortion rights, who bristled at having their hypocrisy called out by one of their own. The move also prompted pushback from her colleagues on Twitter, as well as rumors that she might be nudged out the door of TheBlaze by September. On Tuesday, Fox News reported that she had been suspended.
Johnson surmised Beck is making an example out of Lahren, whose statement did not jell with his vision of building a cohesive conservative moment.
"He's trying to balance being a leading conservative thinker and also someone who can unify the country," Johnson's source allegedly 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."