FACT CHECK: John Bel Edwards has Lived a Life of Integrity
Summary: John Bel Edwards has lived a life of integrity in public service. He was chosen by his peers at West Point to enforce their legendary honor code, has promised to bring that integrity to Louisianians.
JOHN BEL EDWARDS LIVES BY THE WEST POINT HONOR CODE
John Bel: “I Live By The West Point Honor Code; I Will Not Lie, Cheat, Steal, Or Tolerate Those Who Do.” EDWARDS: “I won’t sell my soul to win an election. I live by the West Point honor code; I will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” [Integrity, John Bel Edwards, 10/26/15]
Fellow Representative On John Bel: “You’re Never Going To Get West Point Out Of Him.” “‘You’re never going to get West Point out of him,’ said state Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin, who has sat next to Edwards in the House chamber over the past four years. ‘I already had the highest regard for West Point, but watching this guy, I understand now why we win wars.’” [The Times-Picayune, 10/8/15]
John Bel Was Chosen By His Fellow Cadets To Enforce West Point’s Legendary Honor Code – “A Cadet Will Not Lie, Cheat, Steal, Or Tolerate Those Who Do.” “John Bel Edwards graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, known as the finest leadership academy in the world. While there, he was chosen by his fellow cadets to enforce the legendary Honor Code: “A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” [US Military Veterans, The Independent, 11/9/15]
JOHN BEL WILL ALWAYS BE HONEST WITH LOUISIANIANS
John Bel Promised To Be Honest With Louisianians. “What Edwards is telling voters that separates him from Jindal boils down to honesty. Seven of the eight years he has served in the Legislature were spent closing budget deficits, and over time Edwards became increasingly vocal about calling out the governor on what he calls ‘fictions’ in the budgeting process. ‘He has not been honest with the people of Louisiana in terms of his own budgeting,’ Edwards said. ‘He talks about the budget in ways that are just demonstrably false. I do talk often about it being time for honest leadership. And that’s absolutely a reference to Bobby Jindal.’” [The Times-Picayune, 10/8/15]