Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzMatt Stroller: Amazon's Bezos likely lied under oath before Congress Photos of the Week: Manchin protestor, Paris Hilton and a mirror room Justice Department adds 2 top prosecutors in Gaetz investigation: report MORE (R-Fla.) and former Trump adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneWhite House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee Bannon says he discussed how to 'kill this administration in the crib' with Trump before Jan. 6 Roger Stone served with Capitol riot lawsuit during radio interview MORE have endorsed Laura Loomer, a far-right activist who has been the subject of controversy in the past for making a string of anti-Muslim remarks online, in her 2020 congressional bid to unseat Rep. Lois FrankelLois Jane FrankelDemocrats repeal prohibition on funding abortions abroad Investing in child care paves the way to a better economy Democrats introduce equal pay legislation for US national team athletes MORE (D-Fla.).
Stone and Gaetz endorsed Loomer, who has been booted from multiple social media platforms in recent years, at an event hosted by the Palm Beach Republican Party in Florida over the weekend.
Gaetz is one of President TrumpDonald TrumpYoungkin ad features mother who pushed to have 'Beloved' banned from son's curriculum White House rejects latest Trump claim of executive privilege Democrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled MORE's most vocal supporters in the House, and Stone is the president's longtime confidant who was convicted of charges connected to former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's Russia probe and saw his prison sentence commuted by the president last month.
In a statement to The Hill on Monday, Loomer, who The Palm Beach Post reports is one of six candidates expected to face off in a Republican primary in Florida's 21st District later this month, expressed confidence about her campaign’s chances.
“I’m going to win,” she said, claiming her victory will mark the “first time a deplatformed candidate will get a party nomination.”
If Loomer does make it past the coming primary, she is expected to face a tough path to defeating Frankel in the left-leaning district.
Frankel won reelection in 2016 with more than 60 percent of the vote. In 2018, she ran unopposed.
Loomer has been booted from a number of social media and other technology platforms in recent years after making online anti-Muslim comments. In 2017, she was banned from Uber after she tweeted that “someone needs to create a non Islamic form of @uber or @lyft” and she has also been banned from platforms such as Twitter, PayPal and GoFundMe.
“Isn’t it ironic how the twitter moment used to celebrate ‘women, LGBTQ, and minorities’ is a picture of Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar, Klobuchar lead charge seeking Congressional Gold Medal for Prince Dozens of Democrats call for spending bill to pass 'climate test' House progressives call on Biden to end all new fossil fuel permitting MORE?" Loomer tweeted in 2018 before being banned from Twitter, referring to the Democratic Minnesota congresswoman. "Ilhan is pro Sharia Ilhan is pro-FGM Under Sharia, homosexuals are oppressed & killed. Women are abused & forced to wear the hijab. Ilhan is anti Jewish."
—Updated at 7:34 p.m.