MSNBC hosts Joy Reid Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla. “diversity statement” by his fellow Republicans, who nominated them for speaker of Congress House. (Watch the Video Below.)
As a far-right faction scuttled last week’s speaker balloting for eventual winner Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Donalds Multiple times nominated as an alternative to McCarthy received a bloc of GOP votes.
Reid He was acutely aware of his inexperience.
“You have been in Congress for one term,” Reid said. “What were your qualifications to be speaker of the House?”
“I think my colleagues, they recognize my leadership and have seen it in many leaps and bounds,” Answered DonaldsHe promotes himself to be a “smart guy”. “Trump supporting, liberty loving, pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment black man” on his website.
Reid grilled Donalds Refer to the job description of speaker Donalds He provided a fair account. In addition, he seemed to be promoting a GOP point of view that was not previously mentioned. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.Calif.) is to be blamed for lax security which allowed the January 6, 2021 Capitol invasion by an insurrectionist mob.
Reid Not to be missed Donalds He has never held leadership positions and is far less experienced than previous speakers. Republicans “definitely looked like they were looking for a response to Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) in you because you’ve literally been there for one term,” She claimed.
Jeffries, now the first Black House Minority leader led the vote for Democrats during the 15 rounds speaker voting.
Reid It was noted that the Democratic side has a significantly higher number of African Americans than the Republican side.
“Do you not believe that the idea was to make a diversity statement by nominating you?” Elle asked Donalds.
“The reality is that a lot of members do believe in my ability to lead,” Donalds Shot back. “Am I to be despised because of my youth?”