Gov. John Bel Edwards takes issue with Sen.-elect John Kennedy's take on federal flood aid, offers special briefing
Gov. John Bel Edwards has invited Sen.-elect John N. Kennedy to take part in a briefing on the state's flood recovery efforts as Kennedy prepares to take office as the state's newest senator.
"I fully intend to work with you in good faith on recovery and other issues related to the state," Edwards wrote in a letter to Kennedy on Monday. "If this process has taught us anything, it is that Louisiana succeeds when everyone — the congressional delegation, myself and other statewide leaders — are unified in our efforts."
"It is my hope that we can set aside the partisan politics to achieve great things for our state," he added.
Edwards took issue with Kennedy's comments in a USA Today Network of Louisiana story on Sunday, in which he blamed Edwards' administration for not securing more federal aid for recovery from the historic floods that damaged or destroyed thousands of homes this year.