Laura Loomer is running for Congress again, she says. In fact, she insists she won’t stop until she’s elected — and she already knows what her first legislative proposal will be.
In the clip below, via Right Wing Watch, Laura Loomer lays out her plans to run for Congress again. If she’s successful, she says, one of her biggest goals is to make political affiliation a protected class, alongside race, gender, and religion.
Radical right-wing activist Laura Loomer is running for Congress again and vows that her first order of business will be to update the Civil Rights Act to make political affiliation a protected class so people like her don't get banned from social media. pic.twitter.com/Gcl7ZpL8Xv
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) April 30, 2021
She claims that being deplatformed — something that has happened to many conservatives who have posted material that was racist, harassment, or incited violence — is a civil rights violation. She also implies that ‘big tech’ uses deplatforming or other controls over what can be posted on their sites to control the outcome of elections.
Loomer herself would certainly know what deplatforming feels like — she’s been kicked off a number of platforms, including payment processing companies that are uncomfortable being associated with her.
Part of the notice she says she received from Stripe Payment Processing follows:
…we are no longer able to accept payments for The Loomer Project after 2021-04-12. After a recent review of your website and account information, we’ve found that your business presents a higher level of risk than we’re able to work with.
She was banned from Twitter long before that, as NBC reported in 2018,for Islamophobic attacks against Representative Ilhan Omar.
According to Ballotpedia, when Loomer ran in 2020 to represent Florida’s 21st Congressional District in the U.S. House, she won the Republican primary by a significant amount, but lost the general election to Democrat Lois Frankel.
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Steph Bazzle reports on social issues and religion for Hill Reporter. She focuses on stories that speak to everyone's right to practice what they believe in and receive the support of their communities and government officials. You can reach her at Steph@HillReporter.com