Conservative firebrand Candace Owens took aim at fellow conservative firebrand Tomi Lahren over her recent comments defending Caitlyn Jenner who was harassed with transphobic insults at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this past weekend.
After video of the incident circulated social media, Lahren took to Twitter and defended Jenner.
“Hearing how some ‘conservatives’ treated @Caitlyn_Jenner at CPAC makes my blood boil,” Lahren tweeted. “There’s no room for your hate in the America First movement. We believe in freedom and we believe in limited government. The way she chooses to live her personal life harms you in no way!”
Laren went on to say that the “mob” targeting Jenner “is no better than the Left’s and in fact, it’s uglier.”
“I don’t support @Caitlyn_Jenner BECAUSE she is trans. I agree with most of her policy ideas & know she will fight for CA,” Lahren continued. “She’s also a kind human & more conservative than half the people with ‘Rs’ in Congress. I don’t care how she identifies. She is more than that. Freedom first.”
Addressing Lahren’s comments on her Podcast, Owen said that while she agreed with the notion that no one should be “heckled for existing,” comparing those who disparage Jenner to the left is a step too far.
“You don’t need to be a warden of Christianity to know that supporting abortion and supporting transgenderism is problematic,” Owens said. “All you have to do is actually read the Bible. I cannot support Caitlyn Jenner for governor because Caitlyn Jenner believes…in the deception that men can be women and women can be men. There is no bigger lie right now going around in society than the belief that men can be women and women can be men.”
“I would never want Caitlyn Jenner to be harmed, I just don’t think Caitlyn Jenner should hold political office,” Owens added.