New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell will not reimburse the city for her first-class travel.
Cantrell responded that she has no plans to do so.
At yesterday’s press conference, @FOX8NOLA was the only station that asked Mayor LaToya Cantrell about whether or not she will reimburse thousands of dollars to the city for her travel upgrades.
Here’s her full statement: pic.twitter.com/swA2flFIkc
— Andrés Fuentes (@news_fuentes) September 9, 2022
Cantrell previously said she is forced to fly first class because flying coach is not safe for a Black woman and she has a child.
“My travel accommodations are a matter of safety, not of luxury,” Cantrell said in the past according to Nola.com. “As all women know, our health and safety are often disregarded and we are left to navigate alone.
“As the mother of a young child whom I live for, I am going to protect myself by any reasonable means in order to ensure I am there to see her grow into the strong woman I am raising her to be,” she continued. “Anyone who wants to question how I protect myself just doesn’t understand the world Black women walk in.”