Mitch Landrieu also said "no mayor in America" would "ever think about shutting down the government."
Spoiler alert: His reasoning doesn't really make sense.
We cannot claim surprise any longer.
“It’s going to be a tough couple of days for us,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said.
Mayors of more than 1,400 cities passed resolutions this week supporting a transition to 100 percent renewable energy and other climate initiatives.
The failure to acknowledge our past goes well beyond New Orleans and Louisiana, as racial injustice continues to reside in virtually every aspect of American life.
"We will take a closer look at how we go about following in the footsteps of New Orleans."
Leaders with integrity are hard to find in 2017. It's not just Donald Trump's fault.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's address makes it even harder to defend statues honoring the "cult of the Lost Cause."
Mitch Landrieu says threats from white supremacists won't stop the city from removing monuments celebrating hate.
A statue honoring white supremacists who killed members of the city's post-Civil War integrated police force was the first to come down.