Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) is facing trouble after a local newspaper reported he can be seen kissing a female staffer in a surveillance video.
On Monday, The Ouachita Citizen published a surveillance video allegedly showing McAllister and Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock, McAllister’s district scheduler, at the Republican's congressional office in Monroe, Louisiana. The two people in the video can be seen embracing and kissing for almost half a minute.
He is fairly new to politics, having assumed office in November 2013 after an upset win in a runoff race against Republican Neil Riser to succeed former GOP Rep. Rodney Alexander. McAllister's win came after he touted his conservative values and 16-year-marriage.
Read more at The Ouachita Citizen.
UPDATE -- 4/7: The Washington Post's Aaron Blake reports:
UPDATE -- 4/8: The News-Star reports Peacock was taken off of the payroll during the past 24 hours, according to Adam Terry, McAllister’s chief of staff.