There was no shortage of Republican critiques and insults as candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination embarked on a second round of debates.
One insult from Fox Nation's far-right commentator Tomi Lahren, however, went too far. Now, her colleagues are calling her out.
Lahren live tweeted the Democratic debate and decided to critique Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)'s relationship with former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. Though the two dated over 20 years ago, Lahren still decided to accuse Harris of using sex to gain status.
Kamala did you fight for ideals or did you sleep your way to the top with Willie Brown?— Tomi Lahren (@Tomi Lahren)1564619193.0
The tweet was met with instant backlash—including from Lahren's women colleagues.
Fox contributor Britt McHenry didn't hold back.
@TomiLahren Do you have any idea how damaging this is to women who’ve actually been sexually harassed, assaulted or… https://t.co/22RvJEQRE6— Britt McHenry (@Britt McHenry)1564629522.0
Nor did Libertarian Fox News contributor and Fox Nation host Kat Timpf.
I am curious to know what you think bringing a woman’s personal/sexual life into this accomplishes. Men do that to… https://t.co/qFj0vocCbF— Kat Timpf (@Kat Timpf)1564622098.0
Or meteorologist Janice Dean.
@TomiLahren If a male contributor had tweeted this they would probably be suspended with a trip to HR. Pretty disgu… https://t.co/RIJF5dGoos— Janice Dean (@Janice Dean)1564649246.0
Even some Republicans were taken aback.
@JaniceDean @TomiLahren I stand with Janice. I could care less about the left and for sure Harris but there’s no re… https://t.co/l6E3X1uoz0— Keith Neill (@Keith Neill)1564705533.0
@TomiLahren As a a huge Trump supporter, I have zero intention on voting for Kamala Harris. But it's completely ina… https://t.co/uejgPHJ3Xq— Melik Abdul (@Melik Abdul)1564619419.0
@JaniceDean @TomiLahren Thank you @JaniceDean. Sen Harris is doing well enough to take herself off of the stage wi… https://t.co/OA8kTJrViL— Harmless Creampuff (@Harmless Creampuff)1564702246.0
At first, Tomi tried to double down.
Ask Willie Brown how Kamala became AG of CA...— Tomi Lahren (@Tomi Lahren)1564622920.0
I didn’t make this up. Willie Brown admitted it. The truth hurts. https://t.co/WvmhXWa5kO— Tomi Lahren (@Tomi Lahren)1564632295.0
But life comes at you fast.
I apologize for my comment on Kamala’s personal relationship. It was the wrong choice of words. There are many othe… https://t.co/1Me3KvDBSZ— Tomi Lahren (@Tomi Lahren)1564666001.0
Lahren is known for not mincing words when it comes to railing against Democrats and their causes. What's more, her apologies are rare.
Less surprisingly, Democrats weren't pleased at all with Lahren's remarks.
@TomiLahren You are filth.— Joan Walsh (@Joan Walsh)1564624636.0
@TomiLahren Calling other women whores and sluts doesn’t make you any smarter or more likeable, it makes you dumb e… https://t.co/poue0AM7EV— feminist next door (@feminist next door)1564621194.0
Though Democrats often have their misgivings with Fox News's misrepresentations and even outright lies, some commended the hosts for speaking out against a comment so clearly out of line.
@BrittMcHenry @TomiLahren Spot on Britt.— Edison Norford (@Edison Norford)1564698739.0
@JaniceDean @TomiLahren It's good to see some Fox News people still have morals and decency.— Scarface (@Scarface)1564721679.0
@JaniceDean @TomiLahren Good for you, Janice. Seriously.— demz in the house. (@demz in the house.)1564781274.0
Perhaps Tomi Lahren will learn from her own advice.
@TomiLahren “Even when it's easy to be a mean girl, even when other people cheer you on for being one, don't do it.… https://t.co/Wqd6XNSp9E— Sarah Colonna (@Sarah Colonna)1564620961.0
Something tells us she'll be back to her old antics soon.