Smile, you're on Candid Camera! It's a different day so there's a different Christian Conservative politician getting caught not practicing what he preaches. Rep. Vance McAllister won his seat by touting his marriage and Christian conservative values to the voters, but apparently those values don't include extramarital affairs. Who woulda thunk it?
Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister, who campaigned for office last fall as a devout Christian and devoted husband and father, was caught in video surveillance two days before Christmas passionately embracing and kissing one of his congressional aides.
The Ouachita Citizen obtained the video recording from an anonymous source. The video can be seen atwww.ouachitacitizen.com.The incident occurred at roughly 1:39 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2013, inside McAllister’s congressional office at 1900 Stubbs Ave., Suite B, in Monroe.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.
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.
McAllister and his wife have been married for 16 years.
McAllister told The Ouachita Citizen during last fall’s campaign that he would not shy from stressing his Christian faith. McAllister and his family are members at North Monroe Baptist Church. That faith prepared him for public service, he said during an interview.
His faith also prepared him to stick his tongue down Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock's throat.
McAllister won the special election on Nov. 16 to replace Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-La.). McAllister won in the heavily Republican district by playing up his conservative credentials, including his Christian faith and his 16-year marriage.McAllister’s Washington office door was locked on Monday. He issued a statement in the afternoon apologizing for the incident and asking for forgiveness.McAllister also asked for privacy as his family deals with the fallout from the scandal. McAllister and his wife, Kelly, have five children.
“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,” McAllister said in his statement.
Please forgive me and pray for me, rubes-I mean, fellow Christians.