Aug 16 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) issued the following statement after the State Bond Commission blocked Citibank and Bank of America from doing business with the state of Louisiana. Citibank and Bank of America are trying to prevent law-abiding business owners from exercising their Second Amendment rights.
“Citibank and Bank of America are trying to impose their political agenda on the American people. In the process, they’re trampling on people’s Second Amendment rights. That is a slap in the face to every single taxpayer who bailed those banks out during the Great Recession,” said Sen. Kennedy. “The State Bond Commission made the right decision. If you have zero respect for the U.S. Constitution, then you don’t need to do business with the state of Louisiana.”
Earlier this year, Sen. Kennedy sent letters to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana State Treasurer John Schroder urging them to reevaluate state contracts with Citigroup and Bank of America over Second Amendment infringements. Copies of the letters can be found here.