From Louisiana – remember David Vitter – Senator. Married congressman, Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) was caught on tape kissing his married staff member, Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock. She has been fired.
The congressman? No worries, mate. “There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness,” the congressman said. “I’m asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve.” He has no plans to resign. He says he will seek reelection in the fall “unless there is an outcry for me not to serve, and so far there has been an outpouring of support, not for my actions, but for me to continue to represent the people.”
I wonder if he asked Mrs. Peacock for forgiveness when he fired her (or, more likely, his chief of staff fired her) or perhaps her husband.
“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 has wrecked my life.”
We can all rest easy though. He has asked for forgiveness and is thus absolved from any personal responsibility or ethical behavior. And, we can be sure he will be voting against Women’s Rights and support for the poor.