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(Congressman) McAllister (LA05) admits infidelity
The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | April 7, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 04/07/2014 4:34:20 PM PDT by abb

After being caught passionately kissing an aide on videotape, U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, who ran as a devoted family man and Christian, late Monday afternoon asked forgiveness from his family and constituents

McAllister did not answer his phone and his office did not answer its phone in Washington, D.C. and West Monroe.

But in prepared statement released late Monday McAllister said: “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,” McAllister stated.

“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,” McAllister stated.

The Ouachita Citizen, based in West Monroe, broke the story and released the surveillance video Monday.

Sam Hanna Jr., publisher of The Ouachita Citizen, said Monday the video arrived in an envelope a couple weeks ago from an anonymous source and his reporters spent the time between then and now verifying its contents and participants.

Hanna said he had been inside McAllister’s Monroe congressional office at 1900 Stubbs Ave., Suite B, a dozen times.

McAllister is caught on tape embracing and kissing a woman, a 33-year-old aide, Hanna says is Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock, the wife of longtime friend. A self-employed cosmetologist, Peacock joined McCallister’s congressional campaign last fall.

The incident occurred at roughly 1:39 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2013, McAllister, won the 5th Congressional District seat last year, running in his first political race as an underdog with an anti-establishment campaign. He was endorsed by the Robertson clan of “Duck Dynasty” fame. As the “Duck Dynasty” candidate, he defeated state Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, even though Gov. Bobby Jindal’s chief political adviser ran Riser’s campaign.

After the election, McAllister said those who advised that Riser go negative should be “run out of Louisiana” for failing to represent Louisiana values.

McAllister, father of five who has been married 16 years, largely self-funded his campaign with the money he’s made in the oil-and-gas pipeline business.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: congress; louisiana; mcallister; peacock; vancemcallister
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Breaking news in Louisiana this afternoon.
1 posted on 04/07/2014 4:34:20 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb
Kissing, schmissing.

It could be mouth to mouth...

TTIUWOP...

2 posted on 04/07/2014 4:37:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

THAT...was more than a ‘kiss’!!!!


3 posted on 04/07/2014 4:38:24 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: abb

Bad to worse


4 posted on 04/07/2014 4:39:49 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: abb

Hmm, I am surprised that it doesn’t reveal the party affiliation. I had to do a search to find out he is a Republican.


5 posted on 04/07/2014 4:39:49 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: abb
"Breaking news in Louisiana this afternoon."

BREAKING NEWS: ....Man kisses cute gal by the elevator.

Haven't we all been in that spot before?

6 posted on 04/07/2014 4:40:53 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: abb

effing sociopaths think the rules don’t apply to them


7 posted on 04/07/2014 4:41:47 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Kaslin

Back during the election, I told everyone here that he was an unknown quantity, and that Riser was a proven conservative, who I served with on the state GOP Central Committee. Support Riser, I said.

But no, the Duck Dynasty endorsement was just too much.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 4:42:04 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb

Buffing his credentials for a cabinet slot in the Hillary administration?


9 posted on 04/07/2014 4:43:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Yes, it seems to be quite the talk here. I just got back from a city council meeting, and that’s the first thing everyone asked me about when I walked in the door.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 4:43:53 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb
What a putz.
11 posted on 04/07/2014 4:44:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: yldstrk
effing sociopaths think the rules don’t apply to them

In many, many cases, they don't. People break lots of rules, all the time, without a problem.

/johnny

12 posted on 04/07/2014 4:44:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: LibFreeUSA

BREAKING NEWS: ....Man kisses cute gal by the elevator.

At Christmas party?
No, that’s never happened before...


13 posted on 04/07/2014 4:44:50 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: abb
Hanna says is Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock, the wife of longtime friend

A friend of mine posted this link from The Last Boy Scout. It's fitting, and it's not safe for work due to language

"How my wife on your finger scale?"
"Oops, I'm so sorry Mrs H, I guess this isn't my week."

14 posted on 04/07/2014 4:46:21 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: abb

So, is this a ‘big deal’ or what?

I mean, I know we want to see a ‘Priest’ in office (uhh maybe not), but as long as we have ONE LESS Democrat in office and this guy VOTES against everything Democrats want to do, I don’t give a crap if he’s hooking up with his mistress.


15 posted on 04/07/2014 4:47:34 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: abb

Neil ,would have a better congressman , but no the born again dope -heads had to play their actor endorsement /s ,And yes I know them from 40-yrs’ back.


16 posted on 04/07/2014 4:48:35 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: tet68
"At Christmas party?
No, that’s never happened before..."

Dang. Then, I feel bad for ya.

17 posted on 04/07/2014 4:49:07 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yeah, you’d think he’d have more brains.


18 posted on 04/07/2014 4:50:23 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: abb

http://www.hannapub.com/ouachitacitizen/news/article_dce7369e-be77-11e3-9b86-0017a43b2370.html


19 posted on 04/07/2014 4:51:24 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: abb

If his wife can’t trust him, neither can we


20 posted on 04/07/2014 4:55:11 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: piroque

I’ve been active in conservative Louisiana politics for 35 years. I know most all the players, or at least the key “movement conservative” types. None of us had ever heard of this guy. No letters to the editor, he wasn’t around during the Tea Party rallies we had down here, never saw him at area police jury or city council meetings - nothing.

I prefer to vote for and support people who’ve proven themselves. Riser I knew, and he’s got a good voting record in the Louisiana Legislature.

We conservatives here in the 5th District got snookered.


21 posted on 04/07/2014 4:55:41 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb

Yes. Yes you did.


22 posted on 04/07/2014 4:57:35 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What a putz.

on top of that, he's ugly... yuck...

23 posted on 04/07/2014 5:00:42 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: nascarnation
a self-employed cosmetologist

So the congressman needs an advisor on the

Young lay seems perfectly well-suited to offer counsel

on such matters of pressing and heated concern


24 posted on 04/07/2014 5:04:17 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: piroque

they quacked up


25 posted on 04/07/2014 5:07:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: abb

Can they find, King Amambo school records now?


26 posted on 04/07/2014 5:11:57 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: abb

One of the characteristics of psychopaths is their involvement in extramarital affairs. A parallel characteristic is their affinity for politics. We need to recognize that many of our politicians, on both sides of the aisle, are certified psychopaths beginning with the Commander in Chief and rolling on down to morons like this guy. Get out there and vote, America.


27 posted on 04/07/2014 5:16:48 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Fightin Whitey

young lady I meant young lady!

apologies


28 posted on 04/07/2014 5:18:32 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: GeronL

Do you think this is the first time for an adulterer? I am willing to bet that his wife knows the husband’s extra-curricular activities. Now that is it public, she might find this marriage-of-convenience not so convenient. If she is shrewd like Hitlery, she might even come out of this thing more powerful.


29 posted on 04/07/2014 5:19:20 PM PDT by sagar
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To: tet68
I've had my fun at Christmas parties....BUT

A. I don't sleep where I work.
B. I don't mess around with married women.
C. If I'm in a serious relationship, I'm not going to mess up a good thing.

30 posted on 04/07/2014 5:22:53 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: GeronL

From the article: “McAllister and his wife have been married for 16 years.”

Sorry, but it sounds quite unbelievable that a wife of 16 years would not know about her husband’s philandering.


31 posted on 04/07/2014 5:24:18 PM PDT by sagar
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To: abb
We conservatives here in the 5th District got snookered.

That's putting it lightly .

32 posted on 04/07/2014 5:24:18 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Kaslin

I had to do a search to find out he is a Republican.
-=00=-
Hang him any way, he isn’t trustworthy.


33 posted on 04/07/2014 5:24:53 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: S.O.S121.500

Must be switching to Bolshecrat Party, this is a resume enhancer.


34 posted on 04/07/2014 5:27:10 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: depressed in 06
Must be switching to Bolshecrat Party, this is a resume enhancer.

Especially if he was kissing another man.

35 posted on 04/07/2014 5:27:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: abb

Campaigns on family values and the vid shows exactly how meaningful it all is to him. Idiot.


36 posted on 04/07/2014 5:33:05 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: abb

I think something more important probably preceded the kiss...outside the scope of the camera.


37 posted on 04/07/2014 5:39:27 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: abb
Stupid man; although I want to know who has access to a congressman's surveillance video and who allowed someone to video the payback on a smart-phone?
I don't know why he Republican leadership doesn't have meetings with the congressmen and warn them there are video cameras everywhere and anything they do is captured on video.
No telling how much more the dems have waiting in the wings….
38 posted on 04/07/2014 5:58:20 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: martinidon

This vid wasn’t taken in DC. It was in his Monroe, LA office.


39 posted on 04/07/2014 6:01:33 PM PDT by abb
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks abb.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3141865/posts


40 posted on 04/07/2014 6:07:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dfwgator
Especially if he was kissing another man. Does he hang out with Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson, or Slap Shot's Jack Robinson?
41 posted on 04/07/2014 6:07:44 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: GeronL
If his wife can’t trust him, neither can we

BTTT

42 posted on 04/07/2014 6:09:22 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: abb

abb people don’t care. Once there mind is made up, their “fan base” cheerleads no matter what people point out as truth. They are in a dream fan club. I am waiting for the shoe to drop on Cruz….I find him to be a fraud and acts EXACTLY like Obama. But the slobbering fans just continue to fall into a dreamy crush and can’t see reality. It will happen and when it does it will be ugly. I almost feel sorry for some of them and the disappointment they will have.


43 posted on 04/07/2014 6:31:40 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: abb

I remember that. THe Duck Dynasty support gave this guy the edge.

I wonder if he was a manchurian candidate. I remember warnings that he was a moderate.


44 posted on 04/07/2014 6:38:47 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: abb
"I would just simply like to say that I’m very sorry for what I’ve done getting caught."

What he really meant to say.

45 posted on 04/07/2014 6:57:26 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: tet68

The president of a company I worked for got caught up in that a bit more with an underling at an office Christmas party.

Cost him $25K for her to drop her threat of lawsuit.


46 posted on 04/07/2014 7:01:17 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: GeronL

BTTT!


47 posted on 04/07/2014 7:08:46 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: RginTN

Cleo Fields did robo calls for him. He supports amnesty. & mega aid expansion. Wolf in elephant ‘s clothing.


48 posted on 04/07/2014 9:18:37 PM PDT by kcmom
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To: kcmom

Sorry- that’s Medicaid expansion. :)


49 posted on 04/07/2014 9:19:45 PM PDT by kcmom
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To: abb

Yawn. How does this make him a threat to the Republic like a Democrat?


50 posted on 04/07/2014 9:21:33 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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