A Louisiana newspaper is claiming to be in possession of surveillance video that shows GOP Rep. Vance McAllister locked in a passionate kiss – with a woman who is not his wife.
McAllister is a married freshman member of Congress who ran for office last year as a conservative Christian backed by the stars of “Duck Dynasty,” even getting the cast of the reality show seats at January’s State of the Union speech.
The video was published this Monday by The Ouachita Citizen, a known conservative-leaning newspaper. The newspaper credited an “anonymous source” with providing the video, which it described as an “extramarital encounter.” According to the Citizen, the video shows McAllister kissing a woman the newspaper identified as Melissa Peacock — McAllister’s district scheduler — at his district office in Monroe.
From the Citizen:
Throughout last fall’s congressional campaign, McAllister, a Republican from Swartz, touted his Christian faith and in one television commercial, he asked voters to pray for him. At least two other campaign television commercials featured McAllister walking hand in hand with his wife, Kelly, while their five children walked along. One television commercial captured the McAllister family in the kitchen of their home preparing breakfast before attending church.
(h/t: Talking Points Memo)
Watch the video below: