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Conservative Commentator Tomi Lahren Apologized For Calling Joe Kennedy A “Limp Dick”

She also called Kennedy a “nasty little ginger” and compared him to Caitlyn Jenner after he gave the Democrats' response to the State of the Union.

Posted on February 1, 2018, at 2:37 a.m. ET

This is Tomi Lahren, a 25-year-old conservative commentator who frequently appears on Fox News.

Lahren used to work for the Blaze, but was fired in March after she espoused abortion rights and ended up having some major drama with Glenn Beck. She joined Fox News in August and also works for Great America Alliance, an organization that supports Trump.
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Lahren used to work for the Blaze, but was fired in March after she espoused abortion rights and ended up having some major drama with Glenn Beck.

She joined Fox News in August and also works for Great America Alliance, an organization that supports Trump.

And this is US Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a 37-year-old Democrat from Massachusetts who delivered his party's rebuttal to President Donald Trump's State of the Union Tuesday night.

Brian Snyder / Reuters

After Kennedy spoke, Lahren posted a bunch of Instagram Stories giving her opinions to his speech. In one of the videos, she refers to Kennedy as a “little limp dick.”

Here’s Fox News contributor @TomiLahren referring to a Democratic congressman as “that little limp dick.” Some very… https://t.co/JD7hu6ni6p

“If you haven't yet had the displeasure of watching that little limp dick's response to President Trump's State of the Union, then I suggest you take some Pepto-Bismol or some Midol or whatever you need to do to get through it, because it was pathetic and it was embarrassing,” she says. “Oh my god.”

“Just listen to this nasty little ginger,” Lahren says in another clip posted to her Instagram Stories.

2. Sound On: @TomiLahren says: "Just listen to this nasty little ginger." - What does being a ginger have to do w… https://t.co/d1EQINR1mo

Lahren also shared a split image of Kennedy and Caitlyn Jenner — although it's not entirely clear what she was trying to suggest with the comparison.

4. @TomiLahren posted this on her Instagram stories about 25 minutes ago and then deleted it.

Jenner has appeared on the reality TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians and starred in I Am Cait, which focused on her life as a transgender woman. She is also a Republican.

Kennedy, who chairs Congress's Transgender Equality Task Force, was accompanied to the State of the Union Tuesday by Staff Sgt. Patricia King, a 37-year-old transgender soldier. He told news outlets he invited King to humanize the issue of transgender people serving in the military.

Trump has called for a ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces “in any capacity,” although so far courts have blocked his administration's efforts to implement a ban.

Lahren repeated the Kennedy-Jenner comparison on Twitter:

Tomi Lahren / Via Twitter

The comments sparked a major backlash, and people took to the internet to criticize Lahren's videos.

On Tomi Lahren’s Instagram story she refers to Rep. Joe Kennedy as “that little limp d***” This is a Fox News commentator?!

Conservatives said she was not a good representative for the right.

Tomi Lahren is not a good representative for conservatism. https://t.co/Ncrty5W9Ej

Maria Shriver, who is a relative of Kennedy, tweeted that “Joe is a wonderful young man,” and told Lahren to “get your kindness on.”

Wow, wow Tomi. As a young woman, people pay attention to what you say. I sure hope you can get your kindness on. I… https://t.co/u5Q4PvKJYF

On Wednesday, Lahren apologized for the comments, saying her response was “inappropriate” and that she “got too upset.”

Tomi Lahren / Via Twitter

While she did not detail which comments she was apologizing for, she deleted the posts using the phrase “limp dick,” as well as the split-image comparison to Caitlyn Jenner.

She did not remove the comments calling the congressman a “nasty little ginger” or the tweet comparing him and Jenner.

BuzzFeed News reached out to Fox News for comment, but has not received a response.

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