Scalise continues his shut alliance with Trump as other Republicans break with the president

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans-primarily based offshore vessel operator Shane Guidry gave the optimum donation to U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise’s leadership fund — $244,000.

Guidry mentioned he will be happy to pony up the greatest again this 12 months inspite of sharp criticism of Scalise about the earlier 10 days, immediately after the Residence Minority Whip forged a controversial vote to overturn Joe Biden’s election and also unsuccessful to be part of a lot of other Republicans in condemning Trump even though he condemned the “anarchists” that attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6. Scalise also voted with almost all Republicans against impeaching President Donald Trump.

“I guidance Steve even additional,” reported Guidry, who is one particular of Louisiana’s biggest political donors. “Steve is professional-organization, and he is loyal to his occasion, he’s loyal to his president, and he’s loyal to his constituents.”