Tuesday, May 28, 2024

The Clownfish Chronicles

Before he won his first election, a campaign for Louisiana's Third Congressional District in 2010, Jeff Landry's claim to fame was his victory, ten years prior, in the Breaux...
Louisiana's attorney general is now considered a leading contender in the 2023 governor's race, but while his record of intransigent and pugilistic partisanship may have made him into a force among the far-right, it also threatens to undermine his credibility with an electorate that scrutinizes gubernatorial candidates far more extensively than the electorate that shows up during federal elections. In this sweeping review of Landry's career in politics, we consider the issues most likely to dominate any discussion about whether he is qualified to lead one of the most diverse and most economically disadvantaged states in the nation.
Clay Higgins may have been Louisiana's first "Trumpian" politician, but Landry was its first Tea Party radical.
As the U.S. Senate soon considers whether or not to convict former President Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, we consider the complicity of his most ardent and influential supporters in Louisiana, a state that played a critical part in fomenting outrage by propagating the Big Lie. This is the first in a three-part series.
In an attempt to defend President Trump on Twitter, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry reveals a profound ignorance of the law, humiliating himself and generating a torrent of ridicule from more than 15,000 people.
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