There are eleventy bazillion reasons why Florida Rep. Byron Donalds would be a terrible, no good, awful House Speaker. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan a few reasons why Donalds doesn’t deserve that honor, and she’s not wrong.
“The Republicans defenestrated Kevin McCarthy, couldn’t agree on Steve Scalise or Jim Jordan,” the MSNBC host told AOC. “Now Byron Donalds, Congressman from Florida, wants to be Speaker. What do you make of him?”
“He’s only served one term in the U.S. House of Representatives,” the New York Democrat said. “Last thing that he did in an oversight committee was attempt to submit falsified evidence to an impeachment hearing.”
“I think it helps to know where all the bathrooms are before you run for the U.S. House of Representatives personally, and I think it helps to have some real experience in one of the most complex legislative bodies in the world before you try to run it,” she added.
Wow, it’s almost as if she’s saying that being the second in line to the presidency should require experience and knowledge to hold that role. That’s not going to work with Republicans, AOC. After all, they were cool with giving the keys to the White House to a former reality show star with zero political experience, and here we are.