'Kissing Congressman' McAllister Plans House Return After Recess

McAllister and his family at his mock swearing in just last fall. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Vance McAllister will return to the House after the Easter/Passover recess, his communications director told the New Orleans Times Picayune Thursday .  

The Louisiana Republican, who's been absent from the public eye — and from Congress — since an infidelity scandal broke earlier this month, is spending the recess with his family, according to spokeswoman Jennifer Dunagin.  

"The congressman is with his wife and family for the remainder of the Easter Recess," Dunagin told the New Orleans paper. "That's his No. 1 priority, and his scheduled events will be canceled this week. However, his D.C. and district offices are fully operational and will continue to be. The congressman was elected to do a job, and he looks forward to returning to D.C. following the end of recess." The House is expected to reconvene on Monday, April 28.  


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