If you’re going to bleat about conservative Christian values, you probably shouldn’t get caught on video cheating on your wife with one of your staff.
A local newspaper in Monroe, Louisiana obtained video of Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) kissing a member of his staff in his local district office.
The video shows a man, who the newspaper alleges is McAllister but whose face is not clearly identifiable, turning off the lights in a room and then embracing and kissing a woman.
The paper alleges that the woman depicted is a member of his staff.
McAllister, who is married and whose campaign message emphasized his conservative Christian faith, is allegedly shown in a romantic encounter that occurred in December.
It was Vance McAllister who invited a cast member from Duck Dynasty to attend the State of the Union Address. Those fellows, as you know, care a lot about traditional values which say gay marriage is an affront to the sanctity of marriage.
— Vance McAllister (@RepMcAllister) January 29, 2014
The Ouachita Citizen has the sleazy details and the video. This is definitely not a misunderstanding.
The woman who McAllister, 40, was caught kissing for almost half a minute is Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock, 33, of 400 Zachary Way, Sterlington. She is McAllister’s district scheduler. [...]
Peacock donated $5,200 to McAllister’s congressional campaign last fall, according to the Federal Election Commission. According to the FEC, Peacock listed her employment at the time of the donation as a self-employed cosmetologist. She joined McAllister’s congressional staff after he took office in November. Photographs posted to Facebook show Peacock was involved in a number of McAllister’s campaign events during last fall’s congressional race.
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.
Tell me again about the sanctity of marriage.(ht Shawn Sukumar)