Posted on August 19, 2020

Internet Provocateur Laura Loomer Wins Florida GOP Primary

Zachary Evans, National Review, August 19, 2020

Laura Loomer, an online provocateur who rose to prominence by attacking Democrats and lashing out against America’s recent cultural changes, has won the Republican primary in Florida’s 21st congressional district, which includes West Palm Beach and President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

The district is heavily Democratic and incumbent Representative Lois Frankel is projected to easily win the election this fall.

Loomer has been banned from Facebook and other social media platforms for anti-Muslim comments. Loomer has called Islam “a cancer on humanity” and supported banning Muslims from holding political office in the U.S. Ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft banned Loomer after she wrote on Twitter, “Someone needs to create a non Islamic form of Uber or Lyft because I never want to support another Islamic immigrant driver.”

Her candidacy was endorsed by conspiracy-theorist Alex Jones.

“Great going Laura,” President Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night. “You have a great chance against a Pelosi puppet!”