Rep. Byron Donalds Calls Out Politicized NAACP Travel Ban on Florida

Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) called out the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s travel ban on the state of Florida as politized and plainly stupid. 

A (Rather Timely) “Travel Ban”

NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson alleged that Governor Ron DeSantis was suppressing African-American history, in addition to becoming hostile to black interests that contradict the ideals invested in democracy. 

The NAACP Board of Directors issued the travel ban over the weekend, accusing DeSantis of aggressive attempts to erase black history and otherwise shut down programs pertaining to black people.

The ban itself comes amid the possibility that DeSantis will be announcing his candidacy in the 2024 presidential election. 

Florida alone has attracted over 37.9 million victors between January and March 2023, with domestic travelers comprising 93% of tourists. 

A Weak Justification 

Bryon Donalds, who himself is one of two black Republicans in the House, appeared on Fox News this Monday to discuss the NAACP’s rather timely travel ban on Florida.

Donalds slammed the actions of the NAACP as outright politicized, given the liberal-leaning tendencies of the organization that has no idea of what it’s talking about. 

The travel ban against Florida simply has no logical justification behind it; it is absurd and dumb, said Donalds in a very clear manner that was straight to the point.

To contrast, Donalds pointed to Democrat-run blue states such as California, New York, or Washington. He pointed out the conditions in Florida are far better for black Americans and free of high gas prices and inflation.  

When asked if he feels animosity between himself and the NAACP by Ainsley Earhardt, Donalds said no.

He declared such hostility simply does not exist between him and the NAACP, with the only threat he feels being the rampant inflation hitting his pocketbook amid President Joe Biden’s reckless economic policies. 

This article appeared in The Political Globe and has been published here with permission.