Laura Loomer’s congressional hopes were renewed on Tuesday when she won Florida’s District 21 GOP nomination for Congress. Loomer, who is called a conspiracy theorist by some, calls herself a journalist and Jewish conservative activist.
The right-wing conservative will be challenging Rep. Lois Frankel in an area that is deeply Democratic but one that also houses President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club.
The Jewish conservative found herself an ally in Florida conservative firebrand Rep. Matt Gaetz and even though her chances of winning the general election in November are considered slim, due to historical party preferences in the district, she won the primaries in a decisive victory over five Republican rivals.
Loomer, 27, has worked for various right-wing media outlets, including InfoWars and the Canadian website, The Rebel Media. She also worked under James O’Keefe at Project Veritas from 2015-2017 as well as boasting bylines at several other conservative outlets and working undercover in the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
The outspoken conservative has been banned from social media outlets as well as the Conservative Political Action Conference after heckling reporters and chasing them down in pursuit of a story.
Her ban from social media was reportedly due partially to handcuffing herself to Twitter headquarters in New York as part of a protest, however, it’s believed that her constant instance on vocalizing controversial topics is likely to be at the root of her removal.
Her campaign website proudly recounts the times when Loomer has been banished from events and/or companies patronage:
“Because of her effectiveness, Loomer was targeted by the Left and Big Tech, and is banned on nearly every single social media platform, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Uber, Lyft, Uber Eats, PayPal, Venmo, GoFundMe, Medium, TeeSpring, and even Chase Bank shut down her access to her online banking!”
She has organized other high-profile protests, such as one outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home, where she jumped the fence at Pelosi’s house, saying that she reportedly attempted to open the doors to Pelosi’s house and ask to share her living quarters, during the height of the border wall conflict.
When asked for identification by security guards, Loomer and her crew said that “Gavin Newsom said we don’t need ID’s.”
Thanks to her aggressive style, Loomer has become known for getting in people’s faces with a camera and not backing down till they answer her questions. According to her website, “she is mostly known for her Guerrilla style journalism and often conducts ambush interviews on a live stream, which is known as getting ‘LOOMERED.’
“Some of the people she has confronted on camera include Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Huma Abedin, James Comey, Maxine Waters, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Michael Avenatti, Tim Kaine, Linda Sarsour, Alyssa Milano, and former DNC chair Keith Ellison.”
If elected to Congress, the journalist-turned political candidate will oust New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the youngest person to take up the mantle of United States Representative.
While that distinction alone might encourage voters to support the conservative powerhouse, her particular style is one that is uniquely fitted to stand up to Ocasio-Cortez who often takes an aggressively feminist and/or emotional stance to support her wholly unsustainable ideas on politics, national security, and government entitlements.
Loomer’s equally matched age, gender, and untamable zeal to fight against what she views as unjust, could be the magic bullet needed to neutralize AOC’s impressive ability to monopolize the spotlight on Capitol Hill.
The pair also have something in common, however, thanks to AOC’s mother having recently moved to Florida to flee some of the same policies that her daughter is peddling while in Washington D.C.
That, combined with what they both claim to be a love for doing what is right, could allow for the pair to cancel one another out and let Congress get back to the business of making laws, instead of listening to a 20-something grandstand.