Cancel Culture isn’t as effective as they think it is….
Conservative activist Laura Loomer is no stranger to controversy. But she believes if she wins the Republican primary to face off against Democratic Rep. Lois Frankel for a November showdown in President Trump’s Palm Beach backyard, she can be a congresswoman.
Loomer, who looks set to capture the Republican nomination on Tuesday, has overcome the hurdle of a ban from virtually every mainstream social media platform to pull in nearly $1.2 million since beginning her campaign, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
This so-called deplatforming occurs when users are said to have violated a company’s terms of service, notably regarding hate speech. Loomer, 27, has been banned from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and payment processors Paypal, Venmo, and GoFundMe. Loomer has called Islam “a cancer on society” and posted a daylong tirade on social media targeting ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft, in which she called for a “non Islamic form of Uber or Lyft,” which was followed by her ban in 2017. “Uber will literally hire an Islamic terrorist, but they will ban a conservative journalist for addressing legitimate safety concerns,” she protested afterward.
Still,Loomer has outraised Frankel by more than $300,000 and is far outpacing her Republican primary opponents.
She is counting on support from independent voters, she told the Washington Examiner in an interview. “There’s over 150,000 NPAs, or No Party Affiliates, here in District 21,” Loomer said. “And so, this is a winnable race if a lot of these independents end up voting Republican.”