Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D-La.) said in an interview on ABC that he considered the federal government to be at fault for the failure to cancel Mardi Gras celebrations that took place earlier this year, as reported by Breitbart.
In his appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Edwards defended his own failure to cancel the event by claiming that “there was never any hint from anyone to me or to the mayor of New Orleans that there should be any consideration to downsizing or cancelling Mardi Gras,” which took place in late February.
Similarly, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D-La.) tried to deflect blame for not cancelling the celebrations because she said she was given “no red flags” from the federal government over the possible dangers of accelerating the spread of the coronavirus due to the massive gathering of people.
Following the annual celebration, Louisiana has become one of the hardest-hit states in the coronavirus outbreak, with over 3,000 confirmed cases and 150 confirmed deaths.