Capitol

Edwin Edwards to lie in state Saturday at the Louisiana Capitol

BY: - July 15, 2021

BATON ROUGE – Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, who died Monday at age 93, will lie in state Saturday in the Memorial Hall of the Louisiana Capitol, according to a news release from the Louisiana Legislature.  Public viewing is available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m..  From 10 a.m. to noon, Louisiana Public broadcasting will […]

Louisiana’s Gen. Russel Honoré to investigate security failures at U.S. Capitol

BY: and - January 15, 2021

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré (U.S. Army – Ret.) was appointed to a commission that will investigate security failures during the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol that sought to forcibly prevent members of Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory as 46th president of the United States, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday. Pelosi […]

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Attorney General Jeff Landry declines to join other AGs in singling out U.S. Capitol attack for condemnation

BY: - January 14, 2021

Attorney General Jeff Landry declined to sign a letter 50 other state attorneys general sent to the U.S. Department of Justice Tuesday condemning the right-wing attack on the U.S. Capitol.  Landry had previously declined to participate in a similar gesture by a group of 15 Republican attorneys general condemning that attack. Instead, Landry issued a […]

Head of Republican attorneys general group resigns amid Capitol robocall controversy

BY: - January 12, 2021

The executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) resigned Monday after news outlets exposed that the association played a part in organizing Wednesday’s rally that turned into a riotous mob that ransacked the U.S. Capitol and directly led to five deaths. Executive Director Adam Piper submitted his resignation after initially denying his organization […]

Louisiana Capitol Building

La. Capitol security chief says D.C. counterparts should’ve had ‘much better response’

BY: - January 8, 2021

As sergeant-at-arms for the Louisiana House of Representatives, Clarence Russ is the chief of security at the Louisiana Capitol whose duty it is to protect not only state property but any person — elected official or not — who’s inside.  After witnessing a complete implosion of security at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as a right-wing […]

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry tied to group that summoned ‘patriots’ to Capitol to ‘stop the steal’

BY: - January 7, 2021

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry belongs to an association that helped lead, finance and organize the right-wing rally on behalf of President Donald Trump that ended with a violent attack at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. The Rule of Law Defense Fund, an affiliate of the Republican Attorneys General Association, for which Landry served as chairman, […]