Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday he is comfortable with his executive counsel staying on with the administration while seeking a seat on the state Supreme Court. Jindal said at the end of his remarks to the Baton Rouge Press Club that he asked Jimmy Faircloth to remain with the administration through June 25, when the legislative session ends. “I give him credit for not being coy,” the governor said of Faircloth’s announcement that he will seek the seat vacated by Chet Traylor.
Faircloth did not return a call for comment.
Faircloth was an attorney in Pineville before joining the Jindal administration more than a year ago. Problems arose when Faircloth tried to keep ties to his private law practice while working for the governor. Jindal told him he could not serve two masters.
COMMENTARY: Look for Faircloth to resign before Session ends.