Republican Florida Representative Byron Donalds has talked to members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and after a few engagements, it appears the organization rarely allows black Republicans to join. Wow, who would have thought an all-black congressional club would be racist?
Rep. Byron Donalds, one of only two Black Republicans in the House, says that he has been snubbed by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).
Donalds’ communications director Harrison Fields told Fox News that the Florida Republican has engaged with multiple members of the CBC, an influential and officially nonpartisan group, to tell them he’s interested in joining but still hasn’t gotten an invite. Other freshman lawmakers were inducted into the group six months ago.
It’s hilarious the CBC considers itself a nonpartisan group, when it routinely denies Republicans from becoming members.
“Since starting in Congress, our office and the Congressman have engaged with several CBC members expressing his interest in joining, but all we’ve got is the cold shoulder,” Fields said. “The sad reality is although the Congressman and those in the CBC share the same race, the (R) behind his name disqualifies him from membership today.”
A source familiar with CBC’s plans confirmed Donalds’ suspicions that he’d been shut out of the group.
Honestly, I don’t know why Donalds would want to be a part of that race-baiting cabal, but whatever.