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La. congressman in kiss tape says he won't resign

April 10, 2014
Associated Press

MONROE, La. (AP) — Despite calls for his resignation, a Louisiana congressman videotaped kissing a married woman who is not wife says he will not step down from the seat.

Republican Rep. Vance McAllister's office said Thursday that "as of now, there are no plans of resignation."

Jason Dore, executive director of the Republican Party of Louisiana, says the party's chairman has tried to reach McAllister by telephone and email since Tuesday to ask him to step down immediately.

Dore says McAllister hasn't responded to Chairman Roger Villere's calls.

Pressure has mounted on McAllister since the Monday disclosure of video footage from his district headquarters. The congressman, a conservative who highlights his Christian faith and family devotion, has found few defenders among the Republican establishment he beat to win the job in a November special election.

 
 

 

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