JP Sheriff Normand calls Jindal a 'cult leader' during speech

Sheriff Newell Normand skewers Jindal during MCC speech
Published: Feb. 24, 2016 at 2:50 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 24, 2016 at 3:01 AM CST
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(WVUE) - Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand isn't happy about how former Gov.Bobby Jindal left the state's finances.

On Tuesday during a speech during a speech at the Metropolitan Crime Commission's annual awards luncheon, Normand likened Jindal to a cult leader.

"What a mess," Normand said. "Bobby Jindal was a better cult leader than Jim Jones.  We drank the elixir for eight years, we remained in a conscious state, we walked to the edge of the cliff, we jumped off and he watched us. And guess what? Unlike Jim Jones, he did not swallow the poison. What a shame."

Normand, a Republican, accused the former governor of trying to rewrite history on social media as it relates to his handling of the budget.

Normand came out against Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter in the race against Democrat John Bel Edwards. Edwards was elected and took office last month.

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