2021 has been an eventful year from the start
It’s time to look back to 2021 and it got off to a rough start on January 6, when thousands of angry President Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol, causing damage to the building and five officers who tried to restrain the rioters died and their deaths linked to the riot. Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy is disgusted by what he saw.
“It has crossed the line, this is what is happening in third world countries, it disrupts a constitutional process, it should not be tolerated and whoever is arrested and anyone who is arrested should be prosecuted for sedition,” said Cassidy.
In February, a huge winter storm brought snow, ice and some of the coldest temperatures on record in Bayou State. Entergy’s John Hawkins called on customers to save energy as gradual blackouts rolled in, due to demand for heat.
“Now this is done as a last resort to avoid more extensive, prolonged power outages that could seriously affect the reliability of the power grid,” Hawkins said.
In March, LSU released a 150-page report that investigated several instances where LSU failed to properly address sexual misconduct complaints involving former football players. No one was fired for their role, but two high-ranking sports department employees were suspended. New Orleans Senator Karen Carter Peterson said the punishment was low.
“The consequences of not telling the truth are just a suspension and you can come back to work and maybe not tell the truth anymore,” Peterson said.
The fallout cost the job of former Kansas state football coach Les Miles and former LSU president F King Alexander resigned as Oregon state president.
In July, state lawmakers held their first-ever notwithstanding veto session as Republican lawmakers were upset that the governor vetoed a bill banning a biological male from participating in political events. women’s sports teams. But the effort to neutralize the veto failed, as a few Republicans and Democrats, like New Orleans representative Royce Duplessis, said the legislation was unnecessary.
“Transgender girls don’t steal scholarships or other opportunities, there is little or no evidence that a transgender girl has ever received a track and field scholarship in college,” said Duplessis.
For the second year in a row, Louisiana was hit by a Category Four storm. Hurricane Ida devastated the parishes of the bayou and the river and also affected the parish of Tangipahoa. Republican Congressman Garret Graves couldn’t believe the destruction.
“When you sort of get to the other side of Bonnet Carre weir, there’s just not a single shingle on those roofs, it’s all blown up, it’s just broken down brick walls, just blasted brick walls. things you really don’t see in the aftermath of a hurricane, ”Graves said.
Less than two years after winning a national championship and guiding LSU to a perfect 15-0 season, Tigers coach Ed Orgeron was told in October that he would not be returning for the 2022 season. Scott Woodward, said poor play on the football field would not be accepted.
“We can expect to compete for the SEC and the Nationals year after year, we are proud of this standard and we are always working to maintain it, our last two seasons just haven’t meant that standard,” said Woodward. .
Woodward also replaced female basketball coach Nikki Fargas with local hero Kim Mulkey and baseball coach Paul Mainieri retired after 14 seasons. Jay Johnson replaced Mainieri.