BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - An attorney and self-appointed government watchdog is calling for the state's Office of Inspector General and Ethics Board to investigate Gov. Bobby Jindal's comments about a presidential candidate.
The state's Constitution prohibits use of public funds to campaign for or against candidates.
Jindal's office argues the governor's comments were on a matter of national security.
"Matters of national security are very important to Louisianians, and Louisiana is home to many American soldiers. The suggestion that the Governor of Louisiana cannot or should not comment on matters of national security is without merit," Jindal spokesman Mike Reed said.
Jindal plans to announce whether he'll run for president by the end of June.
Following is Jindal's press release statement in its entirety: