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While announcing his resignation, Mr. Brown stated that he was doing so “with the sincerest hopes of sparing its precious body [the Louisiana Senate] any further embarrassment.” His refusal to resign when called upon by members of both parties caused a great deal of embarrassment to his district and became a stain on the dignity of the body to which he was elected.
BATON ROUGE- Today, in the face of unprecedented harassment, all eight Louisiana electors voted to elect Donald J. Trump as President of the United States and Mike Pence as Vice President of the United States. In November, over 58 percent of Louisiana’s voters cast their ballots for the Trump/Pence ticket. Since that time, Louisiana’s 8 electors and 8 alternate electors have been targeted by an unprecedented effort from out of state Democrats with tens of thousands of harassing emails, reams of hate mail and phone calls.
The fact that Troy Brown hasn’t stepped down is one thing, but the LADEMO chair’s silence is another. State Senator Karen Carter Peterson should be outraged at Senator Brown’s behavior. She said on the floor of the DNC Convention this week in Philadelphia that violence “does not define us.” Why, then, is she complicit in violence against women, by remaining mum on the matter?
We are saddened by the tragic death of Alton Sterling. We are asking all Louisiana citizens to join together in prayer for the Sterling Family and for justice and peace in our communities. The people of Louisiana have a history of uniting in difficult times. We trust that the people of Louisiana will rise to the occasion yet again.