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Laura Loomer Bio
|Laura Elizabeth Loomer was born on 21st May 1993. She is a far-right American political activist, conspiracy theorist, and Internet personality. Loomer was a reporter for Canadian far-right website The Rebel Media during the summer of 2017, resigning that September. Before June 2017, she worked for Project Veritas with James O’Keefe.|
|Laura Elizabeth Loomer Age||She was born on 21st May 1993 (age 25 years), North Miami, Florida, United States|
|Residence||New York City|
|Education||Barry University (Bachelor of Science)|
Laura Loomer Early life and Education
Loomer grew up in Arizona and attended Mount Holyoke College. She transferred schools and graduated from Barry University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. She is Jewish.
Laura Loomer Views
Loomer has described herself as a nationalist and has described immigration as a threat to American heritage. Fortune has described Loomer as a “far-right provocateur”.
Loomer has denounced the alt-right, and has publicly repudiated white supremacist Richard B. Spencer, who coined the term, and has refused to share a stage with him. Loomer has received anti-semitic threats and harassment from the alt-right following this dispute. Despite this, Loomer has been described as being part of the alt-right movement, as well as alt-light.
Loomer has promoted some conspiracy theories, mostly related to mass shootings; falsely insinuating that school shootings in Santa Fe, Texas, and Parkland, Florida were staged and that the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooter was affiliated with ISIS.
Laura Loomer Career
Loomer is a former employee of James O’Keefe, a conservative activist known for producing selectively edited undercover video investigations. Loomer was the New York correspondent for the conservative Canadian far-right news site The Rebel Media, which has been referred to as the “Canadian Breitbart” until her resignation in September 2017.
Laura Loomer Activism
Loomer used a concealed video camera to record her conversations with Barry University officials, discussing the idea of starting a club called “Sympathetic Students in Support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” in March 2015. The official responded by asking her to change the name to “Students in Support of the Middle East.” James O’Keefe released the video of her encounter with Project Veritas. O’Keefe alleged that Loomer’s video captured a university official unfazed at the notion of starting an on-campus organization that would support ISIS. Shortly after O’Keefe released the edited video, Loomer was suspended by Barry University for violating the student code of conduct rules; criminal charges were also filed against her for taping university officials without their knowledge or consent. At the time, Loomer was an honors student in her senior year, the president of Barry University’s Young Republicans Club, and majoring in communications.
According to a Clinton campaign official, in July 2015 Loomer and two other women posing as supporters of Hillary Clinton attempted to “entrap” campaign workers into accepting illegal cash donations. The official said that the campaign had complied with the law.
On 8th November 2016, in the US Presidential election day, Loomer went to a polling station dressed in a burqa and asked for a ballot under the name of Huma Abedin.
Loomer gave a speech to a crowd of anti-sharia marchers in New York City and condemned “liberals who aligned themselves with sharia law” in June 2017. Loomer put a burqa on the Fearless Girl statue adjacent to the Merrill Lynch building.
At a Chelsea Clinton book signing event in New York City On 7th June 2017, Loomer asked Chelsea to sign a copy of her new children’s book She Persisted to Juanita Broaddrick, one of former President Bill Clinton’s most persistent accusers. The former first daughter refused to sign it.
In January 2018, an associate recorded Loomer riding the service elevator that Stephen Paddock had used to transport numerous firearms used in the 2017 Las Vegas Shooting. Loomer rode the elevator from the ground floor to the 32nd floor four times without the permission of the hotel and was not engaged by Mandalay Bay hotel security. Wynn had previously said, “No public person has ever ridden a service elevator (at a Wynn property) unless they were accompanied by security.”
Loomer attended the March 2018 trial of Noor Salman under press credentials, which were revoked after Loomer harassed Salman’s family. Loomer returned to the hearing the next day and was removed by a U.S. marshal.
Loomer disrupted an event promoting James Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty. She was taken out of the building by security.
In August 2018, Loomer disrupted a campaign event for Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar attended by Michigan House candidate Rashida Tlaib. Loomer shouted questions which implied that Tlaib was anti-Semitic, and repeated as fact an unsubstantiated rumor that Tlaib had married her brother for immigration purposes.
In September 2018, Loomer briefly disrupted a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing. Loomer accused Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who was giving testimony before the committee, of censoring conservatives on the platform and of attempting to influence the election in favor of Democrats. Republican Representative Billy Long, who was an auctioneer before joining Congress, drowned her shouting out with an auction chant until she was escorted from the building.
Laura Loomer Controversial social media postings
On November 1, 2017, Loomer tweeted that she was late to a conference because she could not find a “non-Muslim cab or @Uber @lyft driver”. Following this, both Uber and Lyft announced that she had violated their guidelines and was banned from using their services.
After the May 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting, Loomer implied on Twitter that the tragedy was staged, prompting concerns about the spread of misleading information and conspiracy theories by troll farms and social bots.
In July 2018, Loomer tweeted an article by Gateway Pundit that a man arrested with bomb-making equipment and illegal weapons had been a “leftist Antifa terrorist”. The alleged bomber’s Facebook profile, however, contained postings condemning Antifa as “militant” and “dangerous”, and the suspect’s brother described the accused as “conservative”. Loomer later rebutted criticisms of her tweet by saying that she “didn’t write the story”, and that she would continue to cover the matter even if the bomber turned out to be a supporter of Donald Trump.
In October, during the October 2018 United States mail bombing attempts, targeted at prominent Democratic politicians, Loomer tried to spread the false conspiracy theory that the bombing attacks were a “false flag” operation by the Democrats.
Laura Loomer Handcuff incident
On 21st November 2018, The Daily Beast reported Loomer was permanently banned from Twitter for allegedly violating their rules on hate speech in a tweet referencing Ilhan Omar, a recently elected Democratic US congresswoman. In the tweet, Loomer described Omar, a Muslim, as “pro-Sharia”, “pro FGM”, and “anti-Jewish”. On November 29, Loomer handcuffed herself to the door of Twitter’s New York City office and announced she was joining a lawsuit that alleged bias by social media companies against conservatives. A week following the ban, she handcuffed herself to the front door of the Twitter headquarters in New York City in protest while wearing a yellow “Jude” patch. After approximately two hours, police removed the handcuffs with a bolt cutter. Loomer was not arrested after the incident.