Donalds Breaks Down his Appearance at GWU Pro-Palestine Protest: This 'Requires Leadership'

Donalds Breaks Down his Appearance at GWU Pro-Palestine Protest: This 'Requires Leadership'

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
May 3, 2024

Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” to discuss the nationwide anti-Israel protests occurring on college campuses. Rep. Donalds and some of his colleagues in Congress recently ventured down the block to George Washington University as demonstrations reached a peak.

The Florida congressman said that it is urgent Americans push back against the unrest.

“It’s time for us to stand up to this type of foolishness and not sit back and let the radical left run these institutions any further into the ground than they’ve already gone,” said Rep. Donalds. What it requires is Americans to look this up straight in the eye and respond, which is what I did yesterday. Glad that my colleagues decided to go to George Washington University to see firsthand what is going on.”

He continued by confirming the experiences that Jewish students have felt during these protests since the Oct. 7 attacks on Israel.

“It is crystal clear that you have Jewish students who are being subjected to intimidation, harassment, and some respects of assault, and it’s got to stop, and it’s got to stop immediately. And that requires leadership, Sean. So, if it takes having to deal with some knucklehead protestor who, by the way, was separated from me by about seven people, so be it. I’m a big dude, I could take care of that. But it’s going to require leadership in our country. We do not have that with Joe Biden. The radical left not only supports this thing, [they] encourage this,” said Rep. Donalds.

He concluded, “And so Americans: it takes the courage of all Americans. I don’t care about your politics. It takes the courage of Americans to look at this radicalism in the face. Stand up to it, say no, and we forge ahead for a better America.”

At the GW protest, Donalds called on D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to shut down the encampment.

“That being said, the mayor has a responsibility to support George Washington. The encampment is now trespassing. That is what the university president and the administration has said: You are trespassing on GW. They’ve asked for support from the mayor. Mayor Bowser doesn’t want to come and support them. She needs to do her job.”

This is a developing story.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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