Tomi Lahren Keeps It Classy: ‘We Can’t Put Up Another RINO Like McCain’

Tomi Lahren Keeps It Classy: ‘We Can’t Put Up Another RINO Like McCain’

When she isn’t trying to exploit the death of a college student for political gain or claiming Fox News wouldn’t criticize Michelle Obama, Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren apparently uses her MAGA celebrity status to campaign for pro-Trump candidates. This weekend, she’s taking part in Arizona Republican Senate candidate Kelli Ward’s bus tour — a tour that also includes Pizzagate peddler Mike Cernovich.

And, in typical Lahren fashion, the millennial right-wing social media star caused headlines by sticking her foot directly in her mouth.

Apparently unaware of today’s headlines — or unable to stray from her memorized talking points — Lahren decided to criticize Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on the same day his family announced that he would no longer be seeking treatment for his brain cancer, signaling that he’s entering his final days.

Tweeting from one of the tour’s stops, CNN’s Kyung Lah noted that Lahren told the gathered crowd that “we can’t put up another RINO like McCain and [Arizona Senator Jeff] Flake.”

I don’t think it is going out on a limb to say that comment is going to immediately come back to haunt Lahren, likely resulting in a walk-back by both her and Ward.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.