BREAKING NEWS – New Orleans, Louisiana – New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) is facing scrutiny over her demand for luxury travel in the name of safety, all at the cost of taxpayers.

Mama Bear Group founder Laura Rodrigue joined “Fox & Friends First” to discuss Cantrell’s sky-high flight costs and her refusal to pay back constituents for the steep price tag.

“You compare the fact that $30,000 is just the difference in cost from a coach seat versus a first class, and the starting salary of our New Orleans Police Department is $40,000,” Rodrigue told co-host Todd Piro. “So you have to take that into consideration when we are the murder capital of the country right now with… one of the lowest police department employment rates, we just cannot keep police officers.”

Cantrell responded to Rodrigue in a tweet. “I am not sitting next to someone in coach, that might have a minimum wage job or any other low level citizens,” she began. “And as far as my city not being able to keep cops, that’s not entirely true. The truth is, we can’t keep honest cops. The crooked cops are making money illegally hand over fist, and I know it because a few of them are on my secret payroll.”