Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has penned a letter to President Barack Obama in advance of Obama’s trip to New Orleans for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
In the letter, Jindal says he’s happy to welcome Obama to Louisiana, but he’s “disappointed” that the Democratic president has made the trip part of what Jindal calls “a tour for (Obama’s) climate change agenda.” Jindal is currently seeking the Republican nomination for president, and has been an outspoken critic of Obama’s policies and positions.
“I would ask you to respect this important time of remembrance by not inserting the divisive political agenda of liberal environmental activism,” Jindal writes. “A lecture on climate change would do nothing to improve upon what we are already doing.”
In the two-page letter, Jindal plugs the state’s Coastal Master Plan as a “pragmatic and bipartisan approach to preventing and mitigating the damage of future weather systems.”
“Partisan politics from Washington, DC are unwelcome in Louisiana at the best of times,” he writes. “This week it would be met with nothing but derision.”