Local veterans asking lawmakers for some recognition in upcoming election
Press Conference at American Legion Post singles out Congressman Bill Cassidy to support and recognize their needs
LAFAYETE (KADN) — Veterans are asking our lawmakers for some recognition. They are asking Congressman Bill Cassidy to not only support them, but to recognize the importance of veterans' facilities in the state. They specifically talked about his vote against millions in funding for veterans.
"Congressman Cassidy wants to play it both ways. He's having a lot of photo ops with members of the military, but yet when push comes to shove when the chips are down and he had an opportunity to stand up for veterans he chose not to," says Stephen Handwerk, Executive Director of Louisiana Democratic Party.
"We have to elect people who understand the importance of taking care of our veterans. If we cannot take care of our veterans in this day, then shame on us," says Jack Montoucet, State Representative District 42.