Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) issued the statement a few hours after a local Louisiana newspaper, The Ouachita Citizen, published the video online. According to the Citizen, the video shows events that occurred Dec. 23 outside McAllister's district office in Monroe, La. The Citizen identified the woman in the video as McAllister’s district scheduler Melissa Peacock.
"There's no doubt I've fallen short and I'm asking for forgiveness," McAllister said in his statement. "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."
No doubt his marriage was jeopardized by the growing support for gay marriage.