Legislative Oops of the Tongue

  • “I don’t know anyone here that’s been killed with a handgun.”
    — Rep. Avery Alexander, D-New Orleans
  • “I think we have passed something that we didn’t want to do.”
    –Rep. Chuck McMains, R-Baton Rouge
  • “I can’t believe that we are going to let a majority of the people decide what is best for this state.”
    –Rep. John Travis, D-Jackson
  • “This amendment does more damage than it does harm.”
    –Rep. Cynthia Willard-Lewis, D-New Orleans
  • “Y’all are hurting my tender ears. I would appreciate it if y’all would scream one at a time.”
    — House Speaker John Alario, D-Westwego
  • “I was 15 years old before I ate my first chicken without tire tracks.”
    –Rep. Jay McCallum, D-Farmerville
  • Describing how it is to run through a gauntlet of lobbyists to get to the Senate chamber:
    “They’re lined up like cooters on a log on a sunshiny day.”
    — Sen. B.B. “Sixty” Rayburn, D-Bogalusa