Byron Don­alds says House lead­er­ship closed vot­ing on CR because he was vot­ing ‘no’

Rep. Byron Don­alds (R‑FL) explained why he missed a House vote on a con­tin­u­ing res­o­lu­tion on Sat­ur­day, spec­u­lat­ing House lead­er­ship had closed the vote to ensure the res­o­lu­tion’s pas­sage.
The House passed a clean con­tin­u­ing res­o­lu­tion to keep the gov­ern­ment fund­ed at cur­rent spend­ing lev­els for anoth­er 45 days, which was lat­er passed in the Sen­ate and signed by Pres­i­dent Joe Biden, nar­row­ly avoid­ing a gov­ern­ment shut­down. On social media, Don­alds explained that he was plan­ning to vote “no” to the res­o­lu­tion that “con­tin­ues Pelosi’s reck­less spend­ing” and “fails to secure our bor­der,” but that vot­ing had closed before he got the chance to vote.
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Today, vot­ing closed before I could cast my NO vote.I DO NOT sup­port today’s flawed CR, which con­tin­ues Pelosi’s reck­less spend­ing, fails to secure our bor­der & push­es us clos­er to the fis­cal brink.Instead, I offered a con­ser­v­a­tive alter­na­tive, which would’ve slashed agency…
— Byron Don­alds (@ByronDonalds) Sep­tem­ber 30, 2023

“I was com­ing up the ele­va­tor in the Capi­tol Build­ing to go vote,” Don­alds said in a Sun­day inter­view. “They closed the vote down because there were mem­bers on the House floor who were chang­ing their votes from yes to no. I was told that there were sen­at …