‘Cry harder, haters’: GOP Rep. Byron Donalds’ wife responds to ‘racist attacks’ from liberals
Erika Donalds, wife of Rep. Byron Donalds, responded Wednesday to harsh criticism from her husband, a second-term Republican congressman from Florida.
What is the background?
Donalds rose to prominence last week after the faction of 20 Republicans who blocked Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s spokesman’s bid aligned themselves around Donalds. Donalds received 20 votes in several ballots. Had he received enough to win the Speakership, Donalds would have become the first Speaker of the Black House.
Democrats in particular have spoken out against Donalds. Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) called him a mere “prop” that reinforces white supremacy. MSNBC host Joy Reid, meanwhile, questioned Donalds’ ability to lead in a controversial interview.
What did Mrs Donalds say?
Although her husband is a black man, Donalds said the “most racist attacks” against him come from the Left, from Democrats and Liberals.
“Byron and I have been together for over 23 years and the most racist attacks we see are always from the left,” she tweeted. “They cannot accept that a free-thinking black man should succeed on his own, and they certainly cannot bear that he is married to me!
“Cry harder, haters,” she scoffed.
Along with her defiant message, Donalds added many of the racist comments people have even hurled at her.
Much of the news highlights the fact that Rep. Donalds, a black man, married a white woman.
“Surprise surprise his wife doesn’t…don’t care,” one person said. Another tweeted, “No wonder his wife is Snowflake.”
“Byron Donalds has a white fascist wife! She is the new Ginni Thomas! Maybe she can betray her country too!” another person tweeted about her.
Donalds also responded directly to Reid, highlighting the fact that Reid repeatedly interrupted Rep. Donalds.
“Joy Reid wouldn’t allow my husband to speak because he kept making her look stupid!” Mrs. Donalds said. “He brought facts and receipts, while all she had were empty Democratic talking points. @ByronDonalds showed her (and everyone) why he would be well qualified [speaker of the House]!”
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