It’s ‘TRASH!’ Tomi Lahren sparks bitter debate with fellow conservatives over prison reform bill

Fox Nation’s Tomi Lahren sparked a fiery debate when she declared that she was opposed to the bipartisan criminal justice reform bill being supported by President Trump.

The conservative commentator locked horns on Twitter with 16 year-old CJ Pearson, was called out by former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik and launched into a bitter war of words after she tweeted her criticism of the FIRST STEP Act, the bipartisan bill that could ease prison sentences for those incarcerated at the federal level.

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Lahren tweeted that she is “100% against” the bill which she said simply is “TRASH!”

Kerik, the former police commissioner of the New York City Police Department, bluntly told Lahren he thought she was “smarter” in a tweet responding to her declaration.

And while Lahren did not reply to Kerik, she did engage in a back-and-forth debate with Pearson, the young conservative activist and writer.

“You’re getting worked up over nothing, sis,” Pearson fired back at Lahren.

Lahren’s comments elicited a tweet from Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens who challenged the Fox Nation host to a debate on the topic.

But Lahren called out her fellow conservative, reminding her of the war of words the women exchanged back in October over Kanye West distancing himself from Owens’ “Blexit” campaign.

The debate continued on Twitter with Owens tweeting and deleting comments and Lahren attempting to clarify her intentions and her words.

Meanwhile, Pearson also invited Lahren to a debate on the criminal justice reform bill.

The historic bill, while enjoying bipartisan support from many lawmakers and groups, may not make it to a vote as the clock runs out in Congress. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, worried that lawmakers won’t be able to iron out their differences, has indicated he may not allow the legislation to come up for a vote citing various reasons.

Fox News’ Steve Hilton called on McConnell to “do the right thing” and get the bill passed. The host of “The Next Revolution” made the case in his monologue on Sunday, arguing that donations to the Kentucky Republican from private prison companies over the years should not sway his decision to call for a vote.

“Never mind cocaine, Mitch. This is corrupt, Mitch,” Hilton said. “Put people first, not donors.”

Watch Hilton in the video via Fox News Channel below:

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