UPDATE: And, yet another salvo in the Edwards-Landry scuffle

Posted at 10:42 AM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 11:42:03-04

UPDATE: The governor’s office has responded to Landry’s letter of today: “We have received the latest letter from the Attorney General. We are pleased that he has conceded that current law, not the governor, is standing in the way of the state resuming executions, which have been on hold since 2010. Quitting the very lawsuit that was meant to bring justice for these families was never the answer, so his commitment to re-engage is welcome news.  In the 211 days the legislature has been in regular session since 2016, the attorney general has not offered a single bill. We will review his suggestions and hope to re-start a constructive dialogue. In the future, it is our hope that we can handle process disagreements person-to-person rather than through the media.” – Richard Carbo, spokesman for Gov. John Bel Edwards————————————————Last week, the Attorney General of Louisiana attacked the Governor of Louisiana via Twitter.This is simple: I support the death penalty – by lethal injection, gas, hanging, and firing squad. Does @LouisianaGov? #lagov #lalege— AG Jeff Landry (@AGJeffLandry) July 18, 2018In response, the Governor sent the AG a letter in which he accused the AG of using crime victims to score political points. Today, the AG responded again. You can read his letter below. The Governor is a Democrat, the AG is a Republican. Most political watchers assume Landry plans to challenge Edwards in the next election.Here’s the letter the governor sent last week: