John Bel Edwards

We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which John Bel Edwards is associated, including Louisianans, Donna, and injustice. Most recently, John Bel Edwards has been quoted saying: “This is not a time to sight-see.” in the article Tornadoes touch down, wreak havoc in southern Louisiana.

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I am heartbroken to once again see Louisiana families suffering in the wake of devastating tornadoes today. We are working tirelessly to ensure that every citizen affected by this storm receives the resources they need as quickly as possible.

With great respect for the role of the Louisiana legislature, we continue to believe that discrimination is not a Louisiana value and that we are best served as a state when employment decisions are based solely on an individual's qualifications and job performance.

What I was told to expect was that there would be a tremendous difference in the way I'm perceived than what would have happened after Katrina because even disaster recovery funding seems to be caught up in partisan gridlock, whereas that was never the case before. But that has not been my experience thus far.

It's incumbent upon us to have good relationships and good communication regardless of party, but it's just easier when you are in the same party. And I think that has been helpful when I've been meeting with the president but also with his Cabinet secretaries.

But it's also obviously helpful to have folks from the Louisiana congressional delegation who can work the Republican side of the aisle.

The insurance was designed to make you whole after you've suffered damages.

Typically, by this point in a storm, I think Red Cross would be receiving a lot more donations. I think there would be more volunteers signing up. Although we have some of that in place now, it would be very helpful if people would donate to the Red Cross, to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and also to come in and volunteer to help people get back in their homes as quickly as possible.

We're talking about an awful lot of people, which is why we are trying to turn on the assistance as soon as possible.

We embrace our rich cultural heritage and see our diversity as a virtue. Should the NBA choose to bring the All-Star Game back to New Orleans in 2017, it will strongly reaffirm its commitment to communities that value fairness and inclusion.

But I'm very proud of the effort that we're making. More than anything else, I'm proud that Louisianians are taking care of their own and people are being neighbors to one another.

Officials "won't know the death toll for sure for several more days.

It's not over. The water's going to rise in many areas. It's no time to let the guard down.

This is an ongoing event. We're still in response mode.

This is certainly not over. The rain continues to fall in the areas that have been most impacted already. This is a very slow-moving, low pressure system. Because these are record floods, we don't know how wide the water is going to get in these areas.

He and his family were forced to relocate after the basement of the Louisiana Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge flooded.

There simply is no place for more violence. That doesn't help anyone. It doesn't further the conversation. It doesn't address any injustice perceived or real. It is just an injustice in and of itself.

It is unspeakable that these men risking their lives to protect and serve this community were taken out the way that they were. The hatred just has to stop.

Rest assured, every resource available to the State of Louisiana will be used to ensure the perpetrators are swiftly brought to justice.

Based on the information that I have obtained from law-enforcement but certainly from the footage that I have observed of the video that was made available, I have very serious concerns. The video is disturbing to say the least. And at this time I am asking for leaders in the faith based community, elected officials, and other community leaders here in Baton Rouge to work with me, to work with all of us.

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