Copy of ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ sent to Byron Donalds office: ‘Hate in his heart’

Florida Republican Byron Donalds, one of the few black Republican lawmakers serving on Capitol Hill, says his Washington, DC, office was sent a copy of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

In a tweet, Donalds said the well-known anti-slavery work, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe in the mid-19th century, was sent to his office on Thursday by someone who had “hate in his heart.” [and] the desire to represent myself as a sellout”.

The novel has been recognized as one of the best-known abolitionist works in history. The term “Uncle Tom” has been used in the modern era to describe blacks who are deferential to whites or white culture.

“Today my DC office received a copy of the world renowned book ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ by Harriet Beecher Stowe,” Donalds said. “Whoever sent this book did so with hate in their hearts and a desire to represent me as a sellout.”

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Donalds’ tweet featured an image of the book he received along with a quote from NBA legend Bill Russell that reads: “Focus [and] Mental toughness are the margins of victory.”

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Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., speaks during addressing the climate emergency at the 2022 Concordia Annual Summit on Sept. 19, 2022 in New York City.
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This is not the first time Donalds has received racist attacks from those who disagree with him politically. Earlier this year, as Republicans won a slim majority in the House, Donalds’ wife, Erika, shared screenshots of the “racist attacks” she and her husband endure from the left.

“Byron and I have been together for over 23 years, and the most racist attacks we experience are always from the left,” he wrote in a tweet. “They can’t accept a free-thinking black man achieving success on his own merit, and they sure can’t stand that he’s married to me!”

“Cry louder, haters,” he added.

Donalds speaks to the media during the second day of the House Speaker election in front of the US Capitol on January 4, 2023.

Donalds speaks to the media during the second day of the House Speaker election in front of the US Capitol on January 4, 2023.
(Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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Harrison Fields, a spokesman for Donalds, told Fox News Digital at the time that “the congressman stands with his wife and denounces the blatant racism being thrown at them.”

Donalds was among a group of nearly two dozen Republicans who refused to vote for Kevin McCarthy in the House speaker race after he initially voted for him. He later went on to support Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, before his fellow Republicans nominated him for the position. In the end, Donalds voted for McCarthy.

Fox News’ Houston Keene contributed to this article.

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