KOMMONSENTSJANE – BYRON DONALDS EMERGES AS GOP ALTERNATIVE FOR HOUSE SPEAKER. (With 20 votes.)

01/05/2023

What – he has only been in office since 2021? This position, after the VP, is in line for President if something changed the presidency. Is this part of the Democrat’s black and brown revolution on Jan 6?

Something smells fishy in these polluted waters.

We need a seasoned veteran who knows how to fight against those Democrat liars/cheaters.

And, our new lady in waiting, Boebert, needs to talk less and listen more. People work every day with people they don’t respect or like. That is part of the challenge of everyone’s work history.

Time for her to “take the challenge” McCarthy has offered and start her job of trying to bring our country back to the Constitution. Republicans need to get working and launch investigations and oversight.

They have already lost three days and the Democrats are clapping. Three lost days to investigate what they have done to this country.

*****


The Associated Press
Byron Donalds emerges as GOP alternative for House speaker
Story by By MEG KINNARD and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press • Yesterday 4:55 PM

MIAMI (AP) — As Republicans struggled for a second day to elect a House speaker, Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida emerged as the choice of conservative holdouts who are refusing to support Kevin McCarthy’s bid.


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During three rounds of balloting Wednesday, Donalds received 20 votes to McCarthy’s 201 — enough to keep McCarthy short of the 218 needed to win the speakership in a full House.


Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., who has been nominated for Speaker of the House, turns to listen to a reporter’s question while speaking to members of the media on the House steps, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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On Tuesday, Republicans opposing McCarthy nominated a slew of candidates, including Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and even former Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York. Donalds joined the insurgent Republicans on the final vote Tuesday, switching his vote from McCarthy to Jordan.

Donalds, 44, was elected in November to his second term representing Florida’s 19th District, in the state’s southwest. For his first election in 2020, Donalds won a nine-way GOP primary and defeated his Democratic opponent to succeed retiring Republican Rep. Francis Rooney.

A native of Brooklyn, Donalds was raised by a single mother and graduated from Florida State University in 2002. He was working as a financial adviser when he was appointed to the board of trustees at a state college by then-Gov. Rick Scott, which helped elevate his profile in Florida’s GOP circles.

Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., who has been nominated for Speaker of the House, speaks to members of the media on the House steps, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Martin)

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His wife, Erika Donalds, is an advocate of the school choice movement in the state. Byron Donalds has acknowledged being arrested as a young man on a marijuana distribution charge that was later dismissed, and said he turned his life around.

He unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. House in 2012, winning a state House seat four years later.

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