Apr 26 2018
Sen. Kennedy: ‘Citigroup and Bank of America want to treat our people like Hillary Clinton’s deplorables while happily raking in our taxpayer money.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) applauded six members of the State Bond Commission - State Treasurer John Schroder, Attorney General Jeff Landry, House Speaker Taylor Barras and state Reps. Blake Miguez, Stephen Dwight and Raymond J. Crews -today for their votes to protect the Second Amendment rights of Louisiana citizens.
The State Bond Commission tried to block the state from doing business with Citigroup and Bank of America, whose anti-gun policies stand to impact more than 1,400 small businesses across Louisiana. Gov. John Bel Edwards introduced a substitute motion that will allow the banks to continue receiving taxpayer money while trampling on Second Amendment rights. Six members of the State Bond Commission voted against the substitute motion and in favor of holding Citigroup and Bank of America accountable for their anti-gun policies. Unfortunately, the substitute motion passed.
“Citigroup and Bank of America want to treat the people of Louisiana like Hillary Clinton’s deplorables while happily raking in our taxpayer money. Gov. Edwards apparently is fine with letting Wall Street have it both ways,” said Sen. Kennedy. “Gov. Edwards needs to explain to every Louisiana gun owner, gun business and supporter of the Second Amendment why he thinks Wall Street banks shouldn’t be held accountable for their anti-gun policies. He let them off scot-free today even though the CEOs of Citigroup and Bank of America couldn’t even be bothered to come to Louisiana and explain their policies. But those bank officials certainly showed up to take financial bailouts from the American public.”
Sen. Kennedy previously sent letters to the State Bond Commission and Gov. Edwards on this issue. The letters can be found HERE.