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Gov. John Bel Edwards: 'It's a Basic Failure of Leadership'

Marie Constantin

Governor John Bel Edwards sat down with the Washington Post to discuss the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, vaccine rollout and the latest on the winter weather that has gripped the state.

Posted: Feb 19, 2021 4:00 PM
Updated: Feb 19, 2021 8:03 PM

KLAF/KADN- Governor John Bel Edwards  sat down with the Washington Post to discuss the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, vaccine rollout and the latest on the winter weather that has gripped the state. In his interview, Edwards was asked about the push back from the Lafayette City Council. "The Lafayette City Council doesn't have the option to opt out of that mandate" says Gov. Edwards. "The mask mandate is in effect and we will continue to enforce it on a state level." The Lafayette City Council rejected a proposed mask mandate to help slow the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus. The 3-2 vote fell along political party lines. The three Republicans on the council, chairperson Liz Hebert, Nanette Cook and Andy Naquin, rejected the mandate after not discussing the proposal. Councilmen Glen Lazard and Pat Lewis , both Democrats, are the only council members who discussed the proposal and voted for the mask mandate. The bid would have approved giving citations to businesses that did not enforce the mask mandate.

To view the full interview on the Governors Facebook page click here.

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