The Squad’s Rep. Cori Bush Argues That Black Republican House Speaker Nominee Rep. Byron Donalds Is a White Supremacy “Prop”


    Far-left Squad member Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) accused black Republican Byron Donalds (FL) of being a “prop” who will push “white supremacy” as a member of Congress.

    Bush made her accusations against Donalds on Wednesday, following his inclusion as a possible Speaker of the House candidate, in a statement that called his nomination “pathetic.” Wednesday also was one of the very first times in the history of the country that two candidates of color (one Democrat, one Republican) were nominated for the speaker position.

    “[For what it’s worth], [Donalds] is not a historic candidate for Speaker. He is a prop,” Bush tweeted. “Despite being Black, he supports a policy agenda intent on upholding and perpetuating white supremacy.

    “His name being in the mix is not progress—it's pathetic,” she added.

    Donalds later reacted to Bush's remarks. “Nobody asked [Bush] her opinion on the matter. Before you judge my agenda, let’s have a debate over the policies and the outcomes. Until then, don’t be a crab in a barrel!” he tweeted.

    Donalds received 20 votes for his run for Speaker of the House following his nomination being put forward by the House Freedom Caucus in opposition to frontrunner Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who has not yet received the 218 votes required to be elected.

    In her nomination of Byron Donalds on Wednesday, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) called him an individual who “knows what tough times look like.”

    “My colleagues and I have worked tirelessly for months to build consensus, to negotiate in good faith, to help unify our party on border security, energy security, debt reduction, term limits,” she added. “Too often, our efforts have fallen on deaf ears.”


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