Fox News’ Tomi Lahren Apologizes For Calling Joe Kennedy A “Limp D*ck,” Making Transphobic Joke, During SOTU Response

What a stellar representative of the modern conservative movement.

Tomi Lahren has quickly risen through the ranks of Fox News talking heads. But the 25-year-old correspondent is eating crow after hurling insults and transphobics slurs at Rep. Joe Kennedy during his State of the Union response Tuesday night.

Lauren posted feverishly online during Kennedy’s rebuttal to President Trump’s address, calling the three-term representative a “little limp d*ck,” and tweeting that he was an “impotent little ginger kid.”

She also “joked” that Kennedy looked like Caitlyn Jenner. (Lahren used Jenner’s dead name in her comment.)

Tomi Lahren/Twitter

On Wednesday, nearly 24 hours later, she apologized for her outbursts, telling her 994,000 followers she got “too upset”

“My comments on my personal Instagram about Kennedy’s response were inappropriate and I take full responsibility for that. I got too upset. I sincerely apologise.”

Kennedy, chair of the Congressional Transgender Equality Task Force, invited a trans soldier, Staff Sgt. Patricia King, as his guest to the State of the Union.

In his response, he took aim at the Justice Department for “rolling back civil rights by the day,” and allowing the rise of “hatred and supremacy proudly marching in our streets.”


“This nagging, sinking feeling, no matter your political beliefs, that this is not right—this is not who we are,” he continued. “This administration isn’t just targeting the laws that protect us, they are targeting the very idea that we are all worthy of protection. For them, dignity isn’t something you are born with, but something you measure by your net worth, your celebrity, your headlines, your crowd size. Not to mention, the gender of your spouse, the country of your birth, the color of your skin, the God of your prayers.”

Kennedy added that Trump’s actions were “a rebuke to our highest American ideal” and worried the president was pitting fellow Americans against each other.

“As if the mechanic in Pittsburgh, a teacher in Tulsa, and a day care worker in Birmingham are bitter rivals… As if, the parent who lies awake terrified that their transgender son or daughter will be beaten and bullied at school is any more or less legitimate than a parent whose heart is shattered by a daughter in the grips of an opioid addiction. So here is an answer that Democrats offer tonight. We choose both.”

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.