Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser talks about the controversy involving New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and her refusal to let Christian singer Lauren Daigle perform in the city.

It was reported that Christian artist Lauren Daigle had been pulled from Dick Clark Productions annual Rockin' New Years Eve celebration. That announcement came after Cantrell demanded Daigle's removal from the program. The Mayor had objected to an impromptu Daigle performance last month at a Christian rally in the city.

In her letter, Cantrell said that the Lafayette native was not welcome to return to the city where, according to the Mayor, she had put so many at risk..

"She harmed our people, she risked the lives of our residents, and she strained our first responders in a way that is unconscionable- in the midst of a public health crisis. This is not who we are, and she cannot be allowed to represent New Orleans or the people she willfully endangered,"

But Nungesser says that Cantrell's position is only going to hurt her city, which resulted in the production company pulling out of their Crescent City plan altogether.

"We're not going to come out of this and put people back to work if we're not working on the same team," said Nungesser about his relationship with Cantrell. "We've done everything we can to survive and support evert event. even when we get back to normal times, whatever that means, many of these (businesses) won't survive. We have to be doing everything we can to bring as many people back as quickly and safely as possible."

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