GOP Rep. Byron Donalds calls CBC silence on membership delay 'off-putting'

Republican Rep. Byron Donalds expressed frustration Thursday at being prevented from entering the Congressional Black Caucus without a clear indication why. In an interview on CNN, Donalds (R-Fla.) said his office has “not really heard much from the CBC” in the months since he expressed interest in joining the group and that no one has communicated why he is being kept out. “I have a perspective being a 42-year-old Black man who’s come up in America after a lot of the battles through the civil rights movement that I think would actually be helpful and a helpful perspective to the CBC,” Donalds said. “Whether they want to take advantage of that is really up to them.”The CBC’s membership has largely been comprised by Democrats, and while it has included Black Republicans in the past, some have made a point not to join the group. Currently there are no GOP members

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By Nick Niedzwiadek

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