McAllister Admits Infidelity, Tells Louisiana Paper He Won't Resign

McAllister, as his family looks on, at his mock swearing-in last November. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Vance McAllister, embroiled in an infidelity scandal , told The News Star, a Monroe, La., newspaper, that he has no plans to step down from the seat he won in a special election last fall.  

According to the paper's exclusive report, the 40-year-old Louisiana Republican said he plans to run for re-election next 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.”  

He said the improper relationship that became public after footage from a surveillance camera in his district office was posted online Monday was the first infidelity in his marriage.  

He told the paper he confessed to his wife earlier this year, “before the video came out.”  

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