Far Right Stuntwoman Laura Loomer Announces Run for Congress
I really don’t think it’s going too far out on a limb to speculate that this is just one more grift in a long series of grifts. Loomer has been banned from basically all social media sites for her ugly, hateful rhetoric, but for some reason (its name is Trump) she believes there’s a place for that sort of thing in Washington DC: Anti-Muslim Activist Laura Loomer to Run for Congress.
Anti-Muslim activist Laura Loomer launched a congressional bid on Friday, setting herself up for almost certain defeat in a heavily Democratic House district.
Loomer registered to run as a Republican against Rep. Lois Frankel (D) in Florida’s 21st Congressional District, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission.
Loomer, a pro-Trump internet personality, has become notorious both for her attention-seeking stunts and vicious rhetoric against Muslim-Americans. After being banned from Twitter last year, Loomer made headlines by donning a yellow Star of David and handcuffing herself to a door at one of the social media giant’s New York headquarters—but only to one part of the entryway, meaning she had failed to actually block the door.