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What Does JBE Think Of One Of His Major Supporters Dressing Up In Blackface?

What Does JBE Think Of One Of His Major Supporters Dressing Up In Blackface?
March 01
19:15 2017

On Monday, Scott broke the story of Robbie Gatti, who is the brother of State Senator Ryan Gatti, appearing in blackface at a party. Appearing in blackface is seen as racially offensive.

Robbie Gatti, who is the frontrunner in the race to replace Mike Johnson in House District 8, has issued a statement explaining it was a holiday party. He has since followed it up with a radio interview.

Gatti keeps explaining why he did what he did. However, he was a big supporter of Governor John Bel Edwards in the last governor’s race. He even gave Edwards some office space in Shreveport.

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Gatti maxed out to JBE, as did his brother Ryan. It’s fair to classify the Gattis as big supporters of JBE. JBE is returning the favor by quietly backing Gatti in his state Senate race.

Why hasn’t the press asked JBE to comment? After all, this isn’t just someone who donated just a few bucks to his campaign.

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Here’s the location of the office space Gatti donated to JBE. From the July press release announcing the opening of the location.

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Curiously, the building has housed not one, but two Chinese “massage parlors.”

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Like most statewide Democrats, JBE counts on the support of the black vote. How can Louisiana blacks vote for a man that thinks they are costumes? Will JBE denounce Gatti, return his donation, and publicly disavow him?

Louisiana is watching you, Governor Edwards. Make the right decision.

 

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Kevin Boyd

Kevin Boyd

The Hayride's Senior Correspondent focusing on state and national political issues. Has also been published at Rare, IJ Review, Real Clear Policy, and the National Interest.

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