Married Louisiana Congressman apologizes after being caught on video kissing staffer

LOUISIANA — Congressman Vance McAllister is asking for forgiveness after a Louisiana newspaper published a video of him kissing a staffer in his office.

The video, published by The Ouachita Citizen, shows black and white surveillance video of a man and woman kissing before leaving a building.

In a statement released Tuesday, McAllister says he’s “fallen short” and is “very sorry for what he’s done.”

McAllister is married and has five children.

McAllister represents the Fifth Congressional District of Louisiana after winning a special election last November, which he ran as a Christian conservative.

Source: CNN

10 comments

  • FaithC

    “he ran as a Christian conservative”

    I guess the 7th commandment “You shall not commit adultery” does not apply to this fine Christian man.

    • dobydog1

      better to run as a dem then no one expects you to behave. they also assume that you were break the law. Just look at the last Charlotte mayor.

  • Jimmy

    But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. (James 1:14-15) This man had been doing this for a good amount of time, notice what James says, drawn away of his own lust, then during the process the sin brings forth the fruit of a relationship, (lust has Conceived) in other words, his lust, when gave into, it spirituality impregnates the person and brings forth the results. This does not happen overnight, It has been a on going relationship for it to get to the place where it is conceived and brings forth the fruit of sin. I am not buying he’s repenting as much as he’s just sorry he got caught. It’s a shame. He needs to get counseling from a good solid minister that will hold him accountable for his actions. Look at the damage he’s done to his family and to Christianity. He should resign and be more concern about healing his relationship with God and his wife and kids.

  • JT

    Again, I hardly see how this warrants an apology to his constituency. I said this same thing in regard to Clinton and Gingrich back in the 90’s–he owes explanations/apologies to his wife. And that’s it. It in no way dictates how well he does his job, etc. This is a domestic, not a public, issue.

    • Bigjohn

      When you run a campaign based on family values and your church life to get elected you have a responsibility to act like it the ones who elected you based on what you told them. Even if they were suckers for voting for him. This is exactly why the church should stay of of politics.

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