Democrat main below hearth for racking up $30k in first-class journey for ‘security’ functions

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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) is dealing with scrutiny over her demand for luxurious journey within the title of security, all at the price of taxpayers.

Mama Bear Group founder Laura Rodrigue joined “Fox & Pals First” Monday to debate Cantrell’s sky-high flight prices and her refusal to pay again constituents for the steep price ticket.

“You examine the truth that $30,000 is simply the distinction in value from a coach seat versus a first-class, and the beginning wage of our New Orleans Police Division is $40,000,” Rodrigue informed co-host Todd Piro.

“So you must take that into consideration after we are the homicide capital of the nation proper now with… one of many lowest police division employment charges, we simply can not hold law enforcement officials.”


Police vehicles block access to Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb.  16, 2021.

Police automobiles block entry to Bourbon Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 16, 2021.
(Bryan Tarnowski/Bloomberg by way of Getty Photos)

“It is no marvel that town has turn into the laughingstock of the nation,” she continued.

In January, Cantrell flew first-class to Washington, DC, for $2,300, in March she flew first-class to Miami for $2,800, and in June she traveled to Switzerland first-class for $9,800.

This was all adopted by a first-class journey to France for $17,000 in July.

Democrat LaToya Cantrell listens to campaign donors, Sept.  22, 2017.

Democrat LaToya Cantrell listens to marketing campaign donors, Sept. 22, 2017.
(Sophia Germer/The Advocate by way of Related Press)

“The shortage of disgrace, lamentable, we have form of turn into accustomed to right here,” Rodrigue mentioned. “There’s a full disregard for the intelligence stage of the residents of Orleans Parish to suppose that any of us consider this… Girls in New Orleans are most afraid to cease at a purple mild proper now…you are going to get carjacked.”

Cantrell defended her sky-high journey prices, releasing a press release saying, “My journey lodging are a matter of security, not of luxurious. As all ladies know, our well being and security are sometimes disregarded, and we’re left to navigate alone.”


“Anybody who desires to query how I defend myself simply does not perceive the world Black ladies stroll in,” she continued.

“It is merely simply her dwelling off of the dime of the residents of Orleans Parish and now boldly stating, I refuse to repay it,” Rodrigue mentioned. “And there are a number of points right here that she may face down the road. There’s a coverage in place requiring her to repay that.

“There’s additionally the truth that it could possibly be felony in nature,” she continued. “It’s technically a theft, the taking of one thing of worth with the intent to completely deprive it.”