State Representative Mike Johnson joined Scott McKay and Brian Haldane this week to talk about the growing battle between Governor John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry. At the heart of the issue is the Governor suing the Attorney General over a refusal to sign off on state contracts. The back and forth in the battle has been framed around Landry being accused of taking an anti-LGBT stance, but what Representative Johnson explains is that Landry’s stance is more about upholding the state’s Constitution and the separation of powers. Johnson talks about why he decided to get involved by writing a letter to the Governor, and what is behind his stance.
Scott and Brian also ask Johnson about his run for Louisiana’s Fourth Congressional District seat.
After the interview, Scott and Brian discuss the Senate race as well. How are things shaping up? What can we expect in terms of a run-off? Are we any closer to being able to predict how this thing will play out?