VIDEO: Married Christian Conservative Congressman Caught on Tape Kissing Staffer
Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister has been in Congress for about six months but he’s a quick learner – he’s already engulfed in a sex scandal involving a female staffer.
Security cameras caught the self-described Christian conservative kissing one of his Congressional aides. According to The Ouachita Citizen, the 40-year-old father of five who has been married to his wife for 16 years is kissing 33-year-old Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock. Peacock is also married.
McAllister is not denying the allegations and has released a statement saying “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. Trust is something I know has to be earned whether you’re a husband, a father, or a congressman. I promise to do everything I can to earn back the trust of everyone I’ve disappointed.”
He continued, saying “From day one, I’ve always tried to be an honest man. I ran for congress to make a difference and not to just be another politician. I don’t want to make a political statement on this, I would just simply like to say that I’m very sorry for what I’ve done. While I realize I serve the public, I would appreciate the privacy given to my children as we get through this.”
McAllister is best known for his campaign ads featuring Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame. He also brought Willie Robertson to Obama’s State of the Union address in January as his guest.