Gubernatorial Candidate Criticizes Jindal Double Standard on Vitter, McAlister Scandals

Published 04/11 2014 12:46PM

Updated 04/11 2014 06:02PM

Baton Rouge -- A candidate for Louisiana Governor is critical of Governor Bobby Jindal and his calls for Congressman Vance McAllister to resign.

State Representative John Bel Edwards, a Democrat from Amite, released this statement.

"The Republican leadership has said Representative McAllister 'engaged in conduct unbecoming a member of congress, on public time, in a public office.'  I don't question that statement at all.  What I do question is how Senator Vitter taking phone calls from an escort service while casting votes on the floor of the United States House of Representatives is different in any way?”

"The Republican Party calling Rep. McAllister a ‘hypocrite' after it defended Sen. Vitter reaches a level of hypocrisy so great I'm not sure the English language even has a word describe it. Maybe "hypo-hypocrisy?"  The people at Webster's Dictionary have a busy weekend ahead of them,’ Edwards said.

Vitter is also a candidate for Governor in 2015.




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