New Orleans Mayor Responds to U.S. Senator’s Remarks About City’s ‘Huge Crime Problem’

Route Fifty: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu knocked a U.S. senator on Wednesday over remarks the congressional lawmaker made about violence in the city.

"We have an extraordinary crime problem in New Orleans," U.S. Sen. John Kennedy said. “We're rapidly becoming the murder and armed robbery capital of the western hemisphere.”

The first-term Republican senator from Louisiana was speaking during a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Christopher Wray, who is President Trump’s nominee for FBI director. Kennedy asked if he could count on Wray to “give us a little advice and help.”

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