GOP Rep Byron Donalds Drops Joy Reid After She Tries to Reduce His Nomination For Speaker to a ‘Diversity Statement’

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Representative Byron Donalds fired back after MSNBC host Joy Reid claimed his nomination for Speaker of the House was little more than a “diversity statement” by Republicans.

Donalds, a Florida congressman, had been nominated multiple times for the role, receiving 20 votes and momentarily blocking Kevin McCarthy’s ascension to the speakership.

Reid claimed the nomination was a desperate attempt by the GOP to respond to Hakeem Jeffries’ own nomination and the fact that Democrats have more minority members in their caucus.

“Do you not believe that the idea was to make a diversity statement by nominating you?” she asked Donalds.

Donalds immediately fired back, insisting race was never a factor in the decision-making process.

“That was not the idea because I was in the room when the decision was made by people who chose to nominate me,” he replied.

Joy Reid insinuates to Byron Donalds he’s a token Black man being used by a white party: “It definitely looked like they were looking for a response to Hakeem Jeffries…[Democrats] are more diverse…Do you not believe…the idea was to make a diversity statement” with “you?” pic.twitter.com/LSSJ1RlwxK

— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 11, 2023

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Joy Reid Tries to Diminish Byron Donalds, Fails

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Joy Reid had repeatedly diminished Byron Donalds’ nomination by referring to him as essentially a token of the Republican party.

“Any black guy will do,” she said last week during an analysis of the Speaker fight. “Especially one who is very nice, big in stature, and goes along with the program.”

Representative Chip Roy of Texas initially nominated Donalds as Speaker, offering a plethora of reasons why he was qualified for the job.

“Byron is a dear friend, a solid conservative, but most importantly, a family man who loves dearly his wife, Erika, and his three children,” Roy said.

“He has a proven track record as a businessman, public servant in the Florida Legislature, and now as a member of the United States Congress.”

@Chiproytx nominates Byron Donalds for Speaker. McCarthy has once again failed to achieve the needed votes. #TheGreatAmericaShow pic.twitter.com/Aug1lmeDlf

— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) January 4, 2023

Donalds proceeded to hammer Reid with a revelation as to why he was nominated in the first place.

“The reality is that a lot of members actually do believe in my ability to lead. They do,” he said. “Am I to be despised for my youth because I served one term when members know I have the ability to engage other members?”

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Reid Repeatedly Belittles Black Republicans

Listening to Joy Reid belittle a black man because his politics don’t align with hers is blatantly ignorant. Doing so knowing she’s little more than a “diversity” hire for MSNBC is amusing.

Doing so and then getting smoked on an intellectual level is truly something to behold.

Reid sputtered and failed in her attempts to call Donalds’ previous accusation that she had put him down as “less black than other folks,” an argument she called “unfair.”

Joy Reid starts winding down the interview by filibustering Byron Donalds and complaining he was being “unfair” to have previously accused her of saying he’s “less black than other folks” and invokes his 2020 election votes, not impeaching Trump, and opposing ballot harvesting. pic.twitter.com/rGzAedyi6P

— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 11, 2023

Reid then lost a debate on critical race theory, accusing Donalds of not wanting students to “learn about the racial history of this country” and falsely claiming it isn’t being taught in schools.

FIREWORKS: The Joy Reid-Byron Donalds interview ends with the two sparing over what is critical race theory.

After Donalds explains what CRT is, Reid accuses him of not wanting students to “learn about the racial history of this country” and CRT “is not taught in K-12 schools” pic.twitter.com/mBY9VVNPtb

— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 11, 2023

Reid has consistently denigrated black Republicans throughout her disgraceful career at the only network that would even consider hiring somebody so completely devoid of knowledge.

She repeatedly played clips of Herschel Walker to imply that he was unintelligent and celebrated the reelection of Raphael Warnock as historic because voters had rejected the GOP nominee and instead elected a black man. A real black man, apparently.

Reid has also attacked Senator Tim Scott as a “token” of the Republican party and recently suggested he was little more than a prop.

“You’ve got to love Tim Scott standing there to provide the patina of diversity over that round of words, that basket full of words,” Reid said.

“You gotta love Tim Scott standing there to provide the patina of diversity” – @JoyAnnReid@SenatorTimScott is not a prop, Joy. pic.twitter.com/NtxCZcaIzZ

— Caroline Anderegg (@cfanderegg) March 2, 2021

She also referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas – a far more accomplished African-American than Reid could ever hope to be – as “Uncle Clarence,” an obvious reference to the Uncle Tom racial slur.

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