In other GOP nonsense, Trump is spending time in battleground states trying to get airport rallies to substitute for Tulsa-like covid-spreader events. But the marginal stories are the ones that a desperate Trump is trying to give air, as if that will compensate for losing pretty much everywhere. Trump congratulating Laura Loomer is not yet Tennyson on the Charge of the Light Brigade, but that’s what you get with his tweets. Anything to distract from Volume 5 of the Senate Intel report.
Far-right activist Laura Loomer won the GOP House primary in Florida’s 21st Congressional District, handing the Republican Party a controversial nominee in a safe blue district.
Loomer pulled in front of a crowded field of Republicans to win the nomination in the heavily blue southeast Florida district, according to The Associated Press. She will face off against Rep. Lois Frankel (D), who ran unopposed in 2018 and won with more than 60 percent of the vote in 2016.
Loomer becomes the Republican nominee in a district that includes President Trump's club in Mar-a-Lago. The president and first lady Melania Trump are registered voters in Palm Beach Country, and both submitted vote-by-mail ballots for Tuesday's primary.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2020
After her 2018 ban from Twitter, she handcuffed herself to Twitter's headquarters in New York for two hours before police cut through the handcuffs at her request. Loomer was also banned from the March 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) after she attempted to heckle reporters after chasing them through the conference.
She described herself on Twitter at the time as a “#ProudIslamophobe” and called for a complete and permanent ban on Muslims entering the United States.