Rep. Vance McAllister, the married, freshman lawmaker who is captured on video making out with his district scheduler, asks for forgiveness and privacy as he owned up to kissing his staffer.
“There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness,” McAllister, R-La., said in a statement today. “I’m asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve.” The incident, which was captured on surveillance video, occurred on Dec. 23, 2013, inside McAllister’s congressional office, about a month after he took office. The woman who McAllister was seen smooching with for about 30 seconds is Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock, 33, who is also married. McAllister was endorsed by “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson.