In this campaign ad from Louisiana congressman Vance McAllister – who was famously busted kissing a woman who was not his wife on video – is joined by his “Christian wife” who wants you to know that a man’s character is based on “how many times he gets back up and stands again.”
I’m guessing that means the subconscious message she’s sending is “I forgave him, so you should, too.”
Although, I would be remiss in not pointing out that McAllister only “owned up to his mistakes” when he was caught on video.
McAllister is currently in his first term as congressman having campaigned as a “Christian Values” candidate.
McAllister is running in the GOP primary with five other candidates.
First term “Christian Values” congressman Vance McAllister is getting more pressure to step down from his congressional seat after video was made public of his “make-out session” with a now-fired staffer.
From CBS News:
Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., called the congressman’s behavior an embarrassment. “Congressman McAllister says he wants privacy to work on his issues with his family. The best way to get privacy and work on putting his family back together is to resign from Congress,” Jindal said.
Meanwhile, state GOP chairman Roger Villere issued a blistering statement calling on McAllister to resign, but so far, the 40-year-old freshman congressman was rejecting the calls for him to immediately give up his seat.
“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,” Villere said.
“He has embarrassed our party, our state and the institution of Congress,” the chairman continued.
McAllister made his “Christian values” a central component of his campaign.
Interesting to note that GOP chairman Villere never asked for Sen. David Vitter to resign when it was discovered he had been patronizing prostitutes in 2007.
|“Christian Values” congressman Vance McAllister
Heath Peacock, the husband of the woman caught on video making out with “conservative Christian” and gay marriage opponent Rep. Vance McAllister, has issued a statement.
Via Talking Points Memo:
“I know his beliefs. When he ran one of his commercials, he said ‘I need your prayers,’ and I asked, ‘When did you get religious?’ He said, ‘When I needed votes,'” Heath Peacock, 34, told CNN Tuesday. “He broke out the religious card and he’s about the most non-religious person I know.”
“He has wrecked my life,” Peacock added.
“It was just a kiss, that was all it was, but it embarrassed me and my family. This guy has turned my life upside down,” he said.
“I’m just freaking devastated by the whole deal, man. I loved my wife so much. I cannot believe this. I cannot freaking believe it. I feel like I’m going to wake up here in a minute and this is all going to be a bad nightmare,” he continued.
Peacock, who has been married to his wife for six years and have a six year old son, says the couple is now headed for divorce.
Freshman Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA), who ran on a “faith, family, and country” platform, and promised a vigorous “defense of natural marriage” has been caught on video making out with a young female staffer. Local news outlets are speculating about an affair.
McAllister issued this statement asking for privacy while attempting to get himself out of the dog house:
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 just be another politician.
McAllister was endorsed by the Duck Dynasty clan during his campaign. McAllister famously invited Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty to be his guest at the most recent State of the Union address.
I wonder what the Robertson family thinks about this?