The head of the Louisiana Democratic Party, state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, walked out during Gov. Bobby Jindal’s legislative-session opening speech Monday.
“She walked out because we’ve heard that speech from him before,” Louisiana Democrats spokesman Beau Tidwell said in a statement to The Advocate. “No ideas for Louisiana and no clue. Between his Iowa campaign and his budget nightmare, he walked on the state and on the families of Louisiana a long time ago.”
Jindal, who has frequently traveled out of state in recent weeks as he weighs a run for the GOP’s 2016 nomination for president, gave a speech that focused on three points: The state budget, his opposition to the Common Core education standards and support of a proposed “religious freedom” bill this session.