Laura Loomer: Congressman uses his auctioneering skills to shut down alt-right protester

Greg Evans
Thursday 06 September 2018 09:15
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In the past few years we've seen a lot of different ways of shutting down conspiracy theorists and alt-right protestersm but we've never seen them silenced by auctioneering.

Yet, that's exactly what happened to conspiracy theorist, alt-right activist and 'investigative journalist' Laura Loomer on Wednesday.

Loomer, whose articles on her website are mostly of a pro-NRA and anti-Islam stance, and who also sells t-shirts bearing the slogan 'Build Walls Not Bridges,' has recently turned her attention to Twitter, who she is accusing of political bias.

In an attempt to prove that the social media giants CEO Jack Dorsey is attempting to quash the influence of US conservatives on the site, she staged a dramatic protest at his Congressional testimony.

Standing at the back of the room, Loomer, armed with a selfie stick stood up and begged Donald Trump for help as she claimed "Jack Dorsey is trying to influence the election".

However, in a unique intervention, Rep. Billy Long, who clearly wasn't having anything of what Loomer was spouting, literally spoke over her using the fast talking skills of a auctioneer.

Confused? Take a look at the videos below and you'll see what we mean.

Long, who was reportedly a professional auctioneer in Missouri before taking up a career in politics, begins listing fake items and taking bids from imaginary people and does it so loud and in such quick succession that he actually drowns out what Loomer was saying.

She is eventually escorted from the room shouting 'you are a liar' at Dorsey, but videos of the moment have since gone viral, which she can't have been too happy about.

In an attempt to claim the moment as some sort of victory, Loomer has shared the video on her own Twitter and even tried to create a meme.

Loomer has been embarking on a crusade against Twitter since last November when the website took away her blue tick verification checkmark, something that it also did to other prominent alt-right figures Jason Kessler and Richard Spencer.

Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg were testifying before the US Senate Intelligence Community as part of the investigation into potential foreign interference in US elections.

HT Mashable

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