FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2019
Contact: Kaleb Harmon
AG Jeff Landry Takes Campaign Contributions From Group He Described as “fascism at its best”
BATON ROUGE, LA – On Tuesday, AG Jeff Landry released his campaign finance report listing all donors to his 2019 re-election campaign. Among those was a $2,500 donation from Citigroup, a group Landry is quoted as calling “fascism at its best”. Landry used this justification to deny this private business’ participation in a $600M bond sale to fund road and interstate expansions.
“By accepting a donation from a group Landry self-described as ‘fascism at its best’, it really calls to question how he conducts his political dealings and the values and ethics he claims to hold,” said Stephen Handwerk, Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party. “A private company choosing how to operate and run their business isn’t fascism. Fascism is strikingly similar to a government official undermining a business solely because they hold beliefs different than the official. It seems that despite his claims of being a tireless advocate for small government, Landry constantly fails to practice what he preaches.”
“By accepting this donation, Landry is making one thing clear. He’s lying about his values and beliefs and you can’t trust anything that comes out of his mouth. If he really cared about holding himself to as high of a standard as he claims he does, he’ll return the money and offer a formal apology to all of his constituents. But with everything we know about Jeff Landry, we aren’t holding our breath.”