Twitter on Wednesday said it will not reverse its decision to ban far-right activist Laura Loomer from its platform after her stunning Republican primary win in Florida.
Laura Loomer not only won her primary on Tuesday night, she won it bigly. She carried 42% of the votes and her nearest rival had 26%. She will now face Democratic Rep. Lois Frankel in the general election. But if you are waiting to hear the words Rep Laura Loomer, don’t get your hopes up because she has been banned by every liberal big tech company in the United States.
“The account owner… was permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter Rules, and we do not plan to reverse that enforcement action,” a Twitter spokesperson told The Hill. Loomer has sparked controversy for years with a series of comments that have led her to be banned from several social media platforms.
Far-right candidate Laura Loomer won the GOP House primary in Florida’s 21st Congressional District. Loomer is banned from Twitter.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 19, 2020
Loomer’s previous comments have come under great scrutiny to the extent that some are encouraging the GOP to shun her. After the 2019 mass murder of 51 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, she said on the Telegram messaging ap that “nobody cares about Christchurch. I especially don’t.”
In 2017, she tweeted “[h]ow many more people need to die before everyone agrees that Islam is cancer & we should never let another Muslim into the civilized world?” She was removed from Twitter in November of 2018 after she persistently harassed Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. In one of her many tweets about Omar, Loomer claimed that the Somali-American supported female genital mutilation because she is Muslim.
Loomer will face off against Democrat Rep. Lois Frankel in Florida’s 21st congressional district this fall after winning a crowded primary on Tuesday. The president tweeted his support of Loomer late Tuesday night.
“Great going Laura. You have a great chance against a Pelosi puppet!” he wrote.
Great going Laura. You have a great chance against a Pelosi puppet! https://t.co/pKZp35dUYr
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2020