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Disgraced GOP Rep. Seeks Counsel From ‘Duck Dynasty’ Gang

Disgraced GOP Rep. Seeks Counsel From ‘Duck Dynasty’ Gang

In his time of trouble, disgraced Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) has turned to fellow Louisianans who know a thing or two about public scrutiny: the stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. 

Video was recently published of McAllister, a 40-year-old first-year congressman, kissing his 33-year-old staff scheduler, Melissa Hixon Peacock.  Since the controversy began, McAllister has issued a number of apologies and called for the FBI to investigate who leaked the video of his marital infidelity. As the scandal gained intense media coverage, it was reported Wednesday, McAllister sought the advice of Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson, who campaigned for the congressman during his election bid. The two made headlines together this year when the television star accompanied the congressman to the State of the Union Address in January.

“Willie told me that he was a friend and that I needed to work things out privately,” McAllister told the The News-Star, a newspaper based in Monroe, Louisiana. Robertson refused the paper’s request to comment for the story.

The irony of this scandal is that McAllister campaigned on a “family values” platform, consistent with the fundamentalist Christian message espoused by the stars of Duck Dynasty. And the irony appears to have not fallen on deaf ears.

For starters, Melissa Hixon Peacock’s husband never bought the Christian message McAllister was peddling on the campaign trail to gain votes. “I know his beliefs,” Heath Peacock told CNN. “When he ran one of his commercials, he said ‘I need your prayers,’ and I asked, ‘When did you get religious?’ He said, ‘When I needed votes,’” Peacock recalled. “He broke out the religious card and he’s about the most non-religious person I know.”

To make matters worse for McAllister, the Louisiana GOP on Thursday publicly called for the disgraced congressman to resign

“The Republican Party of Louisiana calls on Vance McAllister to resign his seat in Congress. Mr. McAllister’s extreme hypocrisy is an example of why ordinary people are fed up with politics,” Louisiana Republican Party chairman Roger Villere said in a statement. “A breach of trust of this magnitude can only be rectified by an immediate resignation.”

If the embattled congressman does not resign, he will more than likely face a number of primary challengers. McAllister was elected in a 2013 special election to replace Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-LA), who stepped down to take a job with Governor Bobby Jindal. Now, he could face a primary challenge from Alexander in the upcoming midterm.

And there’s sure to be more Republicans jumping into the race. The solidly Republican district has a late filing deadline for the November election: August 22, 2014.

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  • Lynda Groom

    Who said that blogs are not funny? I know the story is suppose to be true, but can’t make up this stuff up. This one works on so many levels land the laughs have great hangtime.

    • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

      Lynda, that’s what a friend of mine who spent years as an EMT has told me for the past 30+ years. You just can’t make stuff like this up, because nobody would believe it.
      Flying cars – sure
      Dinosaurs at the same time as cavemen – no problem
      Loch Ness Monster and Yeti – yep
      A Congressman caught “in flagrante delicto” demanding an investigation of who took and released the video – No way. Even the National Inquirer wouldn’t buy that one!

  • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

    Only a Republican would demand the FBI investigate about who outed his infidelity.

  • Paul Bass

    Willie Robertson is such a fountain of social skills and charisma ….

  • ps0rjl

    I’m not saying that there aren’t Democratic congressmen who do the same thing, but isn’t it hilarious that the party who always invokes God and Christian values is caught with their hand in the honey pot.

    • Sand_Cat

      For the umpteenth time!

  • johninPCFL

    So the Congressman goes to one of his multi-millionaire donors to ask for advice. What’s odd about that.

    /sarc off

  • charleo1

    So, he seeks council from the Duck Dynasty Gang, A perfect example of
    water finding it’s own level. If they hold themselves out as such good little
    choir boys, their carreers would go down the toilet at their first indiscretion.
    Not excusing it. Just saying the Country has been very fortunate at times
    we didn’t run leaders out of office for this kind of stuff. But, when these
    goody two shoe sanctimonious twits get caught, it also makes them hypocrites, frauds, and lying creeps. And their done.

  • Sand_Cat

    A little hypocrisy from a GOP candidate? No big deal. Maybe he should run for Senate instead.

  • idamag

    I am saving the fringe lunatics some time. “More Mudslides in Washington.” “What about Benghazi?” “Mudslide Survivor Tells of Her Harrowing Experience.” “What about Benghazi?” “Questions Remain as Malaysia Declares Fate of Missing Airline.” “What about Benghazi?” “Vance McCallister Caught on Camera Kissing Campaign Worker.” “What about Bill Clinton.” Nothing like sticking to subject.

  • centerroad

    Are we getting more stupid or does the internet and cable tv just make it seems that way?

  • howa4x

    Republicans play at Christianity. They don’t really believe it. It is something they tell the people to get their vote, so I don’t see why everyone is surprised. If they were really following their savior they would care for the meek and cast the sinners(ultra greedy rich) out of the temple of government, like Jesus would do. They somehow twisted around the notion of sex to replace the sin of greed. That is why thinking people don’t take this rubbish seriously.

  • booker25

    What a sorry sack of crap, he should just resign, he already fired his girl friend, he should follow suit and leave the building as well.