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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

A little background on Byron Donalds


This is who the GQP hardliners are voting for Speaker: 

"In 1997, Donalds was arrested for marijuana distribution.  It wasn't a possession charge; it was a distribution charge. 

In 2000, he pleaded guilty to a felony bribery charge as part of a scheme to defraud a bank, which was expunged after he entered the Florida House." 

(Question: How does one get a felony bribery charge 'expunged' just because one enters politics in Florida?) 

I'm surprised more hasn't been mentioned about his Jan 6, 2021, vote against certifying electors. 

A convicted drug dealer and a felon guilty of trying to defraud a bank, and a man who tried to overturn the 2020 election on blatantly false grounds. Not exactly the kind of guy I'd like to see 2nd in line for the presidency.

Trying to overturn a democratic election after a violent coup attempt IMO disqualifies him from public service.


Mike said...

Totally agree.

Anonymous said...

The gop reps in the house (especially the strident extreme rightwing morons) are much worse then a clown show. They have zero clue or desire to govern. Let alone govern equitably and effectively. In reality their motivation is to create total chaos and destroy democracy in the process. It will not surprise me if they succeed.