Tomi Lahren, a 22-year-old talk show host from South Dakota, is being branded “the new face” of the conservative movement after she delivered a speech at CPAC Saturday in which she ripped two of the most prominent women in the Democratic Party for wearing pantsuits, stating that Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren are actually men.
The recent University of Nevada—Las Vegas grad who hosts the On Point With Tomi Lahren program on the fledgling conservative news channel One America News Network also told the Conservative Political Action Conference audience that she refused to “apologize for being white” and that “you can keep your white guilt,” a line that drew applause from the crowd.
Her attack on the two women for what Lahren said was their masculine style of dress, came just moments after Lahren scoffed at the claim that the conservative movement is waging a “War on Women.”
“The so-called ‘War on Women’ is somewhat problematic for someone like me, because last time I checked I don’t hate myself and I’m not at war with myself,” Lahren said. “Ladies, can we agree on that? Anyone?”
A native of Rapid City, South Dakota, Lahren was president of the student body at Central High School there, where she also discovered her love of appearing on television, she said in an interview with The Rapid City Journal last September.
“I cut my ‘television teeth’ doing the announcements with my cousin and vice president, Kenzie Slater. I loved the camera. I loved talking to my peers,” Lahren said in the interview. Even if it was just reading what was for lunch. It was something.”
Speaking at CPAC on Saturday, Lahren attempted to refute claims that the Republican Party is not sufficiently diverse, in its dominance by white men.
“According to those on the outside we are the party of old, rich, white males. But I have a little bit of a problem with that, because I don’t really fit into that narrow box,” she said, adding that she herself is 22 years old and hails from “smack dab in the middle class in middle America.”
As for the accusation of whiteness, Lahren said, “OK, you got me there. But unlike my friends on the left, I’m not going to stand up here and apologize for being white, because I am what I am, and I’m sorry, you can keep your white guilt.”
But in addressing the charge that the Republican Party is predominantly male, Lahren took the opportunity to ridicule Clinton and Warren.
“Let’s look at the top three Democrats for 2016. You’ve got Hillary, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden? Old, rich, white, and if the pantsuit fits, male too?”
A video excerpt of the “old, rich, white male” section from the CPAC speech by Tony Lahren can be viewed above.
[Image: Tomi Lahren Twitter]