Lafayette lawmaker apologizes for fist fight with fellow legislator

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Rep. Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette, apologized to his fellow legislators on the House floor for a physical altercation with Sen. Norby Chabert, R-Houma. (Photo: Sarah Gamard)

Drew White and Paul Braun

State Rep. Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette, issued an apology to his fellow lawmakers Wednesday morning for engaging in a fist fight with another state legislator after a report from The News Star surfaced about the incident.

Bishop said that he and State Sen. Norby Chabert, R-Houma, “had a disagreement and it got physical.” The fight reportedly took place in a downtown Baton Rouge bar Tuesday night because the two had a dispute over legislation. Bishop took to the House floor on personal privilege to comment on the altercation.

“I truly apologize if I did anything to upset y’all or make y’all look bad because the integrity of this body is one thing that I cherish and one thing I hold very dear,” Bishop said. “I feel like it was unbecoming of a gentleman and unbecoming for a member of this House,” Bishop added.

Read the full story in WRKF.

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