Following his statement at a Friday night forum that "we still have a Republican as a U.S. Attorney. I voted for Barack Obama, so Id have a new U.S. Attorney. Its not a racial thing; its a Democrat thing," Camp John Georges just sent out the following statement from the candidate clarifying his position:
"I believe that U.S. Attorney Jim Letten is doing an outstanding job. Friday night at the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee, I was speaking about Democratic politics. The mayor has no control over the appointment of a U.S. Attorney. I commend Jim Letten for a job well done in his fight against corruption. As mayor I will work closely with Jim Letten and all other components of the criminal justice system to weed out corruption."