Laura Loomer won’t be getting her Twitter account reinstated despite winning the Republican primary Tuesday in her bid to represent Florida’s 21st Congressional District. “The account owner you referenced was permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter Rules, and we do not plan to reverse that enforcement action,” the company said in a statement.
Loomer was banned from Twitter in 2018 after disparaging posts about Rep. Ilhan Omar and her Muslim faith. Loomer subsequently handcuffed herself to Twitter’s New York headquarters in protest. Social media companies have at times given political figures more leeway when their speech violates rules so the public can hear directly from their representatives. But it seems that won’t be enough to get Loomer tweeting again.
“Nobody cares about Christchurch,” Loomer wrote, referring to the 2019 white nationalist massacre of 51 Muslims inside two mosques in the New Zealand city. “I especially don’t.”
Trump-“Great going Laura.”
THIS is your President. https://t.co/t9NVZmZQQn
— Peter Kelamis (@PeterKelamis) August 19, 2020
In response to a report that 2,000 refugees had drowned while crossing the Mediterranean Sea, she tweeted, “Good. Here’s to 2,000 more.” https://t.co/KNsSPfQtHm
— Undue Effluence (@UndueEffluence) August 19, 2020