LA CONGRESSMAN TO RESIGN- U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond of New Orleans held a press conference in New Orleans yesterday to make a special announcement that he will be vacating his seat to take a new position in Washington, D.C.
"I will resign my seat in the United States' Congress to take a position in the President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris administration," Richmond announced.
The New Orleans Democrat has respresented Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District since 2011. Richmond explained he will be Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement in President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. Richmond says he will be able to help Louisiana and other Southern states as a senior White House adviser when Joe Biden assumes the presidency.
"I get to take my Louisiana experience with me to the White House to make sure that people understand it, our problems," Richmond said," and I don't have to talk with a southern accent to get it done."
Richmond said he will leave Congress in January to assume his new role in the White House. According to media reports Two Louisiana Republican colleagues-- Representative Garret Graves and Senator Bill Cassidy have acknowledged that Richmond's move could benefit Louisiana although their statements also reflected President Donald Trump's refusal to concede the recent presidential race.
LA REP. MIKE JOHNSON- Another Louisiana Congressman is moving up the political ladder, Representatitve Mike Johnson moved up the GOP leadership ladder in the House Tuesday after being elected vice chairman of the House Republican Conference. According to the Shreveport Times Johnson Republicans must act as a stopgap to Democrats, who control the House as the majority.