Another Politician Asks Forgiveness

“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 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. 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.”

Rep. Vance McAllister (April 7, 2014)

Vance McAllister“I’ve never been to Washington a day in my life” … “Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, I want everyone to know that I’m here, we’ll talk, we’ll visit,” McAllister said. “I want everybody to know I’m approachable. I’m a true conservative, but I’m an American first.”

Rep. Vance McAllister (November, 2013)

“A married freshman Republican congressman who campaigned on his Christian, conservative values apologized Monday after surveillance video surfaced purportedly showing him in a lengthy liplock with a staffer. In the Dec. 23 footage, obtained by a local newspaper, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. – who ahead of his election last fall ran multiple campaign ads trumpeting his faith and family – is seen kissing and embracing a woman for about 20 seconds at his Monroe, La., district office. The Ouachita Citizen reports the woman is the congressman’s 33-year-old part-time scheduler, who is also married.”

CBS News (April 7, 2014)

Vance McAllister, a small business owner, is currently serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Vance is proudly representing the people of Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District which is geographically the largest in the state of Louisiana, covering 24 parishes… It is an honor for him to serve his country and the people of Louisiana… Vance and his wife of 16 years, the former Kelly Duncan, reside in Swartz and are the proud parents of 5 children.