June 14, 2024

GOP Rep. Donalds blames DeSantis campaign for dustup over controversial Florida education standards

Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), an ally of former President Donald Trump who has endorsed him over Gov. Ron DeSantis, praised the standards as “good, robust & accurate” in a tweet Wednesday. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Rep. Byron Donalds pushed back against Gov. Ron DeSantis Friday for conflating the lawmaker’s criticism of Florida’s controversial new education standards

MSNBC’s Joy Reid Asks GOP Rep. Donalds if Speaker Nomination Was a GOP ‘Diversity Statement’

MSNBC host Joy Reid asked Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) if his Republican House colleagues nominated him for speaker last week as a “diversity statement” Tuesday on her show “The ReidOut.” Reid said, “You were nominated for speaker. You have been in Congress for one term. What were your qualifications to be speaker of the House?”

Florida Rep. Byron Donalds reveals committee appointment in exchange for McCarthy House Speaker vote

Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., revealed on Sunday that he is being placed on the House Republican Steering Committee in exchange for supporting Kevin McCarthy for House speaker.  Donalds revealed the new appointment during a Sunday appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo.  FILE: Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., is interviewed on his way to the […]

Report: Congressional Black Caucus Blocking Black Republican Byron Donalds from Joining

Freshman Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) has been blocked from joining the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), according to a report. The caucus has been blocking the black Republican from membership, according to a source familiar with the CBC’s plan who told BuzzFeed News. BuzzFeed noted that it had been nearly six months since the new freshman class…

Rep. Donalds Rips Journalist Calling Him ‘The Other Black Republican’

Republican Florida Rep. Byron Donalds snapped back at Salon journalist Sophia Tesfaye for calling him “the other black republican” on Friday. Donalds slammed Tesfaye’s comments about Republican Utah Rep. Burgess Owens, who had written a letter to the Department of Education about critical race theory and how it might violate the 1964 Civil Rights Act.…

GOP Rep. Donalds: ‘Tim Scott Is a Threat’ to the Left Because It’s Harder to Push Their Agenda ‘If People Actually Like the Country’

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America Reports,” Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) said the left is scared of people like him and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) because “it’s much harder for you to push your radical agenda if people actually like the country.” Donalds said that many white liberals “love to demean a…

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