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Posted on 05/16/2018 1:56:35 PM PDT by BBell
Two Louisiana lawmakers got into a fistfight at a Baton Rouge bar, evidently over a disputed bill in the Legislature, Greg Hilburn with the USA Today Network reports.
State Rep. Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette, and Sen. Norby Chabert, R-Houma, were involved in a dispute on the House floor Tuesday (May 15) and squared off later that night at the River Room on Laurel Street. Bishop said Chabert "punched me several times" but he didn't throw any punches back.
Chabert said he "loved Stuart like a brother" and regretted the incident.
Police were called to the bar, but Bishop and Chabert had left by the time they arrived. No arrests were made.
On the House floor Wednesday morning, Bishop atoned for the dust-up to his colleagues.
"I truly apologize for doing anything that upset y'all or made y'all look bad," Bishop said.
"The next time it will just be dueling guns," he jokingly added.
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That is so cliché .
I know there is a video out there somewhere.
Who won and what was her name that they fought over?.....................
It’s always been said that, “In Louisiana, politics is a contact sport.”.......................
Good thing neither brought their dog ! The really ugly four foot one painted yellow?
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Rep. Bishop got in a bar fight with Sen. Chabert in downtown Baton Rouge last night. This is what his colleagues did to his desk. #lalege #lagov
Brothers beat the crap out of each other all the time, so where’s the beef?
LOL. That’s funny right there.
There is a lot of humor down here. More so than other parts of the country.
I had a brother like that too. Hogs got em. /S
More like pearls and purses at two paces...
The hotter the fire, the better the sword.
Two Louisiana legislators walk into a bar...
I forgot the punchline. (HA!)
Nice set of dueling pistols. Only used once?
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