Beck told radio talk show host John Ziegler on Free Speech Broadcasting that he previously had no input on hiring and firing decisions.
“Up until, what, two months ago I had nothing to do with The Blaze,” he said. “I neither hired nor fired. I would give my opinion and advice, but I self-sequestered myself in a stupid idea of that way they can have their own credibility and their own problems, and I don’t affect them and they don’t affect me.”
“So I would’ve fired her the day I met her in the hallway,” Beck continued. “And that’s no kidding. And would’ve fired her from the beginning, wanted to fire her all along, advised them to fire her. They never did.”
Beck and Lahren reached a settlement in May after they both sued one another over disputes involving her termination. Lahren now works for Great America Alliance, a pro-Trump advocacy group.
Beck also countered Lahren’s claims that she was fired for being pro-choice.
“I can’t speak for the company and why they did it, but it had nothing to do with being pro-choice,” he said.
“What I have a problem with is somebody who will change their point of view or that will say absolutely crazy, red meat things, and not have any intellectual firepower to back it up,” he added. “Have the intellectual integrity to be able to back things up.”
Although Lahren didn’t respond to Beck’s claims directly, she did post a few tweets indicating some not-so-subtle thoughts.
“The best revenge is having enough self-worth not to seek it. #goodvibesonly.”
“‘Don’t let what others think or say get in your way; their actions reflect on them, not you,’” she concluded.