Meet Byron Donalds, Florida's first Black Republican in Congress

Before Byron Donalds was a congressman, he worked in banking, insurance and was a senator for the state of Florida. Growing up, he says he was a registered apolitical democrat. But the party’s promises of individual freedom and conservatism made him a Republican.

“I think if you have a system of government that we have mostly in the United States, where most of the problems actually stay at the local and state and federal levels, we are dealing with the things that states can frankly.” I do it’s not alone, “said Donalds in front of the monument to Martin Luther King Jr ..

During the campaign and as a member of Congress, Donald’s had controversial views on Covid-19’s safety protocols – he wasn’t given the vaccine or wore a mask when we met. He signed Covid-19 last October.

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