Alan Seabaugh: Gov Lied to Lawmakers About Stay-at-Home Extension [VIDEO]
State Rep. Alan Seabaugh talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about his legislative petition, that, if passed, would overrule the stay-at-home emergency order of Governor John Bel Edwards.
Seabaugh states that, in a recent conference call between a number of Republican legislators and Edwards, the Governor lied about his plans regarding the emergency declaration. "He lied in a Republican delegation meeting. We had - I think - 63 out of 67 Republicans on the phone and he said, 'Businesses are going to start reopening on May 1st....that's a direct quote."
The Shreveport representative also is adamant in his feelings that the people of Louisiana can't take too much more of the economic quarantine. "Poverty kills more people every year than sickness or disease. Poverty kills people...and right now what we're doing is we're forcing people into poverty."