Louisiana AG Jeff Landry to JP Morgan: No State Business if Your Policies Restrict 2A
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry sent a letter to JP Morgan Chase letting the company know it will not be an eligible state infrastructure underwriter unless it pledges to avoid polices that restrict or discriminate against Second Amendment rights.
On October 18, 2021, the Hayride reported Landry’s letter, noting that Landry is not only Louisiana’s AG but also sits on the state’s Bond Commission.
Landry’s letter was addressed to JP Morgan chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, and said, in part:
Your recent testimony before the United States House of Representatives, Financial Services Committee, on May 27, 2021, has called into question your ability to do business in several states, including Louisiana. In this testimony, you stated the following in response to a question from Rep. Madeleine Dean: “We do not finance the manufacture of military-style weapons for civilian use.”
He then went on to cite a Solicitation for Offers (SFO) form that JP Morgan submitted in 2020, in order to be considered for underwriting of Louisiana infrastructure projects.