McAllister Will Not Resign Following Release of Video Showing Him Kissing Another Woman

 West Monroe -- Congressman Vance McAllister tells KTVE/KARD he will not resign following the release of video showing him kissing another woman. He says he will also run for another term this year.

In a statement released Monday, Rep. McAllister says he is asking for 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 you're 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."

The video was posted earlier today on the Ouachita Citizen. The Ouachita Citizen received the video from an anonymous source.

The woman in the video is said to be an aide from Congressman McAllister.

McAllister took office in November after winning a special election.

McAllister and his wife Kelly have five children.

The staffer with whom McAllister is with in the video is Melissa Peacock, of Sterlington. According to McAllister's Chief of Staff Adam Terry, Peacock was a new addition to the staff when McAllister was elected. She did not work for former Rep. Rodney Alexander. She was in charge of scheduling for McAllister. Terry says Peacock is no longer on the payroll as of Monday. 

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