Married freshman GOP Congressman Vance McAllister of Louisiana has been caught on video kissing one of his staffers. A conservative Christian GOP Congressman who ran on a platform of family values espousing something other than family values? Well I never!
In a surprising twist, the conservative politician, who is probably best-known nationally for bringing one of the Duck Dynasty guys to the State of the Union, was not caught making out with a teenage pageboy. Instead, 40-year-old Vance McAllister was caught on surveillance footage kissing a 33 year-old woman who, according to federal payroll records, has been employed as a part-time aide since the day after his election. In the video, which appears to be captured by a hand-held camera pointed at a multi-frame security system monitor, the two married lovebirds are seen embracing and kissing passionately for about 30 seconds before leaving McAllister’s district congressional office in Monroe, Louisiana together.
“There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness. I’m asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve,” McAllister said in a written statement released on Monday. “Trust is something I know has to be earned whether your a husband, a father, or a congressman. I promise to do everything I can to earn back the trust of everyone I’ve disappointed.”
Don’t forget to ask forgiveness from the Duck Dynasty clan! After all, they did give Vance a glowing endorsement in last November’s election. But don’t worry, they’ll probably forgive Vance – it’s not like he did something completely against their values like endorse gay marriage.