Only weeks ago, Democratic New Orleans City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell defeated Desiree Charbonnet to become the first female incoming New Orleans Mayor in its now-299 years' history. On Friday, Attorney General Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry's office will be heading to the Orleans Criminal Court to argue recusal of its judges in connection with the lingering controversy.
That conflict involves the use of New Orleans credit cards which is being alleged by some as unlawful.
On Thursday December 7 at 9 am, Louisiana Weekly Political Editor Christopher Tidmore will be discussing via Facebook Live recent developments in this ongoing matter.
Some believe that Cantrell broke the law and should be punished if convicted. Others believe, to borrow a tired phrase, the Attorney General is engaging in a "witch hunt".
There are sub issues involving gender, race, and partisanship.
How did we get to here? What type of case does Landry have? What about the other council people, are they also implicated? What might happen Friday morning at a hearing on recusal? What if, just what if a case is made against Cantrell, would Charbonnet become the Mayor, by default?
These are just some of the type of issues that will be discussed during the Facebook and Twitter Live event, which will also be viewed on Bayoubuzz.com.