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On Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) nominated Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) to be the Speaker of the House. With Democrats having been unified in nominating and voting for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), that means two black men have been nominated for the role. According to "Squad" member Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), however, only one of those nominations is historic and worth celebrating. Bush even tagged Donalds in her tweet in making clear what she thinks of him, "a prop," whose nomination is "pathetic."
is not a historic candidate for Speaker. He is a prop. 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.