Florida Politics reports:
After U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan lost three votes for Speaker, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds is running to be the Republican conference nominee. Aides for the Naples Republican confirmed to Florida Politics he will seek the support in a closed-door GOP conference vote.
Notably, Donalds supported Jordan on all three ballots this week. In January, he had initially supported Kevin McCarthy, but bailed after a couple ballots and after U.S. Rep. Chip Roy of Texas suggested Donalds would make a better Speaker.
That put Donalds in a position to negotiate rules concessions with McCarthy before ultimately supporting the California Republican when he won on a 15th ballot.
Read the full article. Now in his second term, at 22 years old Donalds was pleaded no contest to a felony bank fraud charge. His record was later expunged. If he were a Democrat running for Speaker, you can bet that would be front and center for the GOP. An election denier, Donalds voted against certifying the 2020 election. He is a member of the far-right Freedom Caucus.
.@ByronDonalds running for House Speaker
— Florida Politics (@Fla_Pol) October 20, 2023
Donalds has only served 1 full term in the House. His most recent work involved submitting falsified evidence in an impeachment investigation.
These people are not serious. 🆘 https://t.co/SF7EVaYylU
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 20, 2023
— Maxwell Alejandro Frost (@MaxwellFrostFL) October 21, 2023