LA GOP Chairman Calls on Congressman Vance McAllister to Resign

By John Walton |

Published 04/10 2014 11:38AM

Updated 04/10 2014 09:10PM

Baton Rouge -- The head of the Louisiana Republican Party is calling on Congressman Vance McAllister to resign.

This comes days after surveillance video was published on the Ouachita Citizen showing Congressman McAllister kissing an aide, Melissa Peacock.

LA GOP Chairman Roger Villere released this statement this morning:

"The Republican Party of Louisiana calls on Vance McAllister to resign his seat in Congress. Mr. McAllister's extreme hypocrisy is an example of why ordinary people are fed up with politics. A breach of trust of this magnitude can only be rectified by an immediate resignation. He has embarrassed our party, our state and the institution of Congress. A video showing him engaged in conduct unbecoming a member of Congress, on public time, in a public office, with one of his employees, was the focus of the national press for days. I call on Mr. McAllister to put the interests of his nation, state and party above his own and step aside.

We are praying for Mr. McAllister and the families that are involved. I attempted to resolve this matter privately and directly with Mr. McAllister, but his chief of staff chose to make this information public. Therefore, I have chosen to release this statement today."

KTVE/KARD has reached out to McAllister's congressional office for reaction to Villere's statement, but has yet to receive a response.

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