A right-wing commentator supported by Trump confidant Roger Stone and far-right radio host Alex Jones defeated five opponents in the Florida Republican primary Tuesday in the congressional district that includes Mar-a-Lago and its notable voters, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump.
Laura Loomer, 27, will face four-term Democratic Rep. Lois Frankel in the November general election. Frankel, who has served in Congress since 2013 and ran unopposed two years ago, easily defeated primary challenger Guido Weiss, a former legislative assistant for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). Frankel will be the favorite in the heavily Democratic district that covers a swath of Palm Beach and Broward counties.
Meet Wing Nut Laura:
- Describes herself as a “proud Islamophobe.”
- Banned from Twitter in 2018 for violating its rules on hateful conduct.
- Responded by handcuffing herself to the front door of the company’s headquarters.
- Banned from Uber and Lyft after ranting online about being late for a meeting because she couldn’t find a non-Muslim cab driver.
- Banned from Medium and PayPal
- Banned from New York City’s Shakespeare in the Park festival, where she interrupted a 2017 performance of Julius Caesar by storming the stage during the lead character’s assassination and shouting “Stop the normalisation of political violence against the right! This is unacceptable!”
- Reportedly jumped the fence around House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s California house and set up a tent to protest.
- Tried to open the doors to Pelosi’s house.
- Arrested for trespassing at the mansion of California Governor Gavin Newsom.