Conservative pundit and noted snowflake Tomi Lahren wrote an op-ed that ran in The Hill Wednesday morning, which addressed comments she made at Politicon during a conversation with Chelsea Handler. Lahren, who is a staunch opponent of people having healthcare, accidentally admitted to directly benefiting from one of the major provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare." Lahren, who is 24, is still on her parents' health insurance plan. This was previously not possible until the passage of the ACA, which extended the age allowing children to remain on their parents' plan from 19 (unless enrolled in college full-time) to 26.
The hypocrisy of Lahren was duly noted on social media.
In the op-ed, Lahren launched into a diatribe, lamenting how her pleasant day was ruined from the media coverage. She pointed out that she and others can oppose the ACA while thinking that some of its provisions are worth keeping. Unsurprisingly, the extension allowing children to stay on their parents' healthcare plan until 26 was one of them.
Lahren, who complained throughout the piece, also brought up Chelsea Handler's criticism of her supporting Trump's military ban on trans service members. She wrote that the ban "would save taxpayers millions of dollars and make our military stronger. To say so isn't anti-trans—I have nothing against transgender people, or anyone for that matter. But allowing them to serve in the military makes the world's greatest fighting force less combat-ready."
Lahren, who I strongly suspect is deeply transphobic, might find a recently published Washington Post article fascinating and at odds with her baseless assertions. The piece reports that the U.S. military spends a whopping five times more on Viagra pills for military members with erectile dysfunction than it does on transgender troops' medical care. Imagine that.