Mitch Landrieu, new head of U.S. Conference of Mayors, blasts D.C., calls for unity


Mitch Landrieu, new head of U.S. Conference of Mayors, blasts D.C., calls for unity

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu reached back to Hurricane Katrina for the analogy he wanted to answer the divisiveness of modern-day politics.
“I saw it with my own eyes,” he said. “When everybody is wet, when everybody needs to be saved, and when everybody needs to be pulled out of the water, nobody worries about what boat they’re going to get in. They just get in the damn boat.”
He was calling for unity and aggressiveness from leaders of American cities Monday (June 26) as he began his one-year stint at the helm of the powerful U.S. Conference of Mayors. …

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