Tomi Lahren has joined TheBlaze, the Glenn Beck-owned multimedia network, ending several months of speculation about where the news anchor/political commentator would land.
Via a video posted to the TheBlaze website, as perhaps as a harbinger of her hiring for the new prime time hosting gig, Tomi Lahren weighed in on the Democrat debate that was broadcast over CNN Tuesday evening.
See the clip embedded below in which she critiqued 2016 front-runner Hillary Clinton for what she deemed pandering and obfuscating.
You may recall that the previously unknown Lahren, 23, became an overnight sensation in July when a video of her calling out President Obama for lack of leadership in fighting terrorism following the Chattanooga murder by a gunman of four U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy sailor went viral. According to multiple media accounts, the gunman was a devout Muslim.
The video received about five million hits on YouTube.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, the former On Point with Tomi Lahren host on the San Diego-based cable channel One America News Network, among other things, deemed the Obama administration response to ISIS and terrorism “half-way, half-baked, tip-toe, be-friendly-to-Jihadis mentality” during her highly passionate rant.
In late August, the firebrand conservative commentator, who hails from the foothills of Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota, and is a recent graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, posted the following message on Instagram.
“I’ve completed my last show at OANN, and I am profoundly grateful for their support over the last year. Something new is coming in my life and work, and I can’t wait to share it with you. I’m ready to hit the ground running. Run with me? Here’s to new beginnings…”
The very next morning, Lahren appeared on Fox & Friends, prompting rumors that she might be headed to the Fox News Channel.
On TheBlaze radio network today, Lahren remarked that she was very happy to be part of TheBlaze family and added that it was a long time coming.
Her weekday evening TV platform concisely called Tomi on TheBlaze, which is expected to include her signature “Final Thoughts” editorial segment, and airing from Glenn Beck’s Dallas studio, has a launch scheduled for early November. “We’re going to do something a little bit different; I can’t wait for people to see it,” she explained.
TheBlaze is available on some U.S. cable networks, on the Dish Network, and through its own streaming service among other digital outlets.
After she became an instant social media celebrity over the summer, Lahren insisted that she has no intention of being a copycat of any other network news broadcaster. “I’m not trying to be the younger, blonder version of anyone. I’m trying to be Tomi,” she explained.
Warming up for the new nightly gig, Tomi Lahren offered her opinion about the Dem Debate on CNN, which featured five candidates: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont independent socialist Senator Bernie Sanders running as a Democrat, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, and ex-Virginia Senator Jim Webb, a military combat veteran who was Secretary of the Navy under President Ronald Reagan.
“Well, the first Democratic debate was the other night. Let’s recap. Five old, white Democrats went all the way to the desert to prove their relevance to the American people and, of course, Anderson Cooper…we had the socialist, the semi-Republican, the no-names, and of course, the queen. What a lineup for the party of diversity and youth,right? Old, white, and if the pantsuit fits, male, too….”
Calling the former Secretary of State’s debate performance “textbook Clinton,” new TheBlaze employee Tomi Lahren advised Hillary Clinton that “being a woman does not qualify you to be president, nor does it distinguish you from Obama.”
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— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) October 18, 2015