U. S. Congressman Ralph Abraham, potential rival to Gov. Edwards in 2019 Governor’s race: “Louisiana deserves better than John Bel Edwards.” Voices frustration over Edwards’ propensity to “say one thing and do another.”

U. S. Congressman Ralph Abraham


At the meeting of the Baton Rouge Press Club (BRPC) of Monday, February 19, 2018, U. S. Congressman Ralph Abraham, who left little to the imagination entailing him likely challenging Gov. Edwards in 2019, stated point blank, “Louisiana deserves better than Gov. John Bel Edwards,” and expressed frustration at what he cited as Gov. Edwards’ propensity to “say one thing and then do another.”  When pressed for examples by Sound Off Louisiana founder Robert Burns, Abraham didn’t mince his words in citing Edwards’ tax increases.  Video coverage of Abraham’s statements follows:


Abraham on his frustration of Gov. Edwards “saying one thing and doing another.”


Meanwhile, Abraham also expressed his sentiments entailing Gov. Edwards having taken his fight to permit transgendered people to utilize the public restroom of their choice all the way to the Louisiana Supreme Court as evidenced in the following video clip:

Abraham comments on Edwards’ Louisiana Supreme Court battle to protect transgender people’s right to use a public bathroom of their choosing.


Abraham’s commentary largely mirrored that of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, who is also a potential challenger to Gov. Edwards in 2019, and who also addressed Gov. Edwards’ battle entailing the same legal fight when he appeared before the BRPC on May 23, 2016, for which video coverage follows:

Louisiana Attorney General Landry address Gov. Edwards’ transgender fight on 5/23/16 before the BRPC.


In response to a question by AP reporter Melinda Delatte about “where you would cut if you won’t raise taxes,” Abraham provided highly detailed examples of what he cited as Louisiana Medicaid inefficiency he’s encountered in his own medical practice, and video of that exchange follows:


Abraham on Louisiana Medicaid inefficiency in his own medical practice.

CLICK HERE to see Congressman Abraham’s presentation in its entirety.


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