Since the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, thousands took to the streets to protest for change and justice for the loss of black lives at the hands of cops. For months, all over social media people were demanding that the cops who killed Breonna Taylor be charged for her death, but they were not. Because people were furious with the grand jury decision, people are back to the streets demanding justice for Taylor.
Although this was a tragic situation, Taylor’s case has become very politicized as each party has their own opinions. But did this political figure go too far?
Shortly after the verdict of Taylor’s case was announced, conservative Tomi Lahren tweeted a controversial statement following the court decision on Wednesday afternoon.
It is NOT an officer’s duty to gamble with his/her life so you can happily and comfortably resist arrest.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) September 23, 2020
Also, when the vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris tweeted out to mourn Taylor’s death, Lahren responded redirecting the attention to officers who have died in the line of duty.
Do you know the name of even one officer gunned down and murdered in the line of duty? Didn’t think so. https://t.co/6gXjc4NaJQ
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) September 24, 2020
Lahren’s comments may be controversial, but this is not her first time openly expressing her controversial views – despite backlash.
Back in 2016, she tweeted “Meet the new KKK, they call themselves “Black Lives Matter” but make no mistake their goals are far from equality” – angering many people.
Also, she has tweeted out her views on immigration and opposition to kneeling during the National Anthem, which caused many to express their animosity towards her.
Mainstream media outlets began writing about her comments such as People Magazine, Huffington Post and the New York Times. Chris Evans even responded to one of her tweets back in 2019 calling her out by saying “Wow. The complete lack of sympathy, respect, and general awareness is astonishing. Also, I would carry my kid through fire if it meant escaping hell.”
Because Lahren has been known for her controversial political views, her critics were quick to condemn her and her tweets about the Breonna Taylor case.
Y’all, if I ever bump into Tomi Lahren anywhere I’m taking one for the team. Just make sure to bail me out. 😂
— 🌹 (@roseswastakennn) September 24, 2020
Tomi Lahren's not a white supremacist; it's just a coincidence that in every high profile case where someone ends up being killed, she decides that the Black person was the one who was wrong.
Just a very big coincidence.
— JRehling (@JRehling) September 24, 2020
Seeing Tomi Lahren trending again and then discovering she's on her right-wing white privilege bullshit. pic.twitter.com/WevVD0gK0C
— Sorcerer SupMeme (@AholeInRecovery) September 24, 2020
What do you think about Tomi’s reaction to Black Lives Matter and the wrongful death of Breonna Taylor?
Video produced by Kelsey Morris