New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has spent more than $30,000 on first-class airfare, claiming it has nothin got do with luxury and everything to do with safety.
“My travel accommodations are a matter of safety, not of luxury. As all women know, our health and safety are often disregarded, and we are left to navigate alone,” Cantrell said in a statement.
“Anyone who wants to question how I protect myself just doesn’t understand the world Black women walk in,” she continued.
From Fox News:
Mama Bear Group founder Laura Rodrigue joined “Fox & Friends First” Monday to discuss Cantrell’s sky-high flight costs and her refusal to pay back constituents for the steep price tag.
“You compare the fact that $30,000 is just the difference in cost from a coach seat versus a first class, and the starting salary of our New Orleans Police Department is $40,000,” Rodrigue told co-host Todd Piro.
“It’s no wonder that the city has become the laughingstock of the country,” she continued.
In January, Cantrell flew first class to Washington, D.C., for $2,300, in March she flew first class to Miami for $2,800, and in June she traveled to Switzerland first class for $9,800.
This was all followed by a first-class trip to France for $17,000 in July.