Transcript for Caught on Tape Congressman Vance McAllister Asks for Forgiveness
And now to a kind of debate about politics and forgiveness a Louisiana Republican is digging in tonight the married father of five caught on tape kissing one of his staff members. And while he is offering his apologies he's not offering to resign. Even if some of his fellow Republicans are pushing hard ABC's Jeff -- in the now on the outcry and the congressman under siege. OK congressman -- McAllister Sally tonight from us for re election. And -- asking forgiveness for this kiss the Louisiana Republican can be seen in this surveillance video at his district office. Embracing a woman on his staff. He ran on our ticket of Christian values without Maleeva providers like -- a member of our work from -- and one congressman just four months ago we sat down with the congressman. Who said he wouldn't be changed by Washington. If I had a dollar for every Tom. -- told -- good job. The public and -- you public -- one avail but now the congressman acknowledges there's no doubt I've fallen short. And I am asking for forgiveness from god. My wife my kids my staff. And my constituents. As members of congress leave the capitol today congress and McAllister is not among them it's the second day in a row he hasn't voted. His colleagues keeping on the -- the American people deserve all of their representatives here in Washington. Two hole due to a very high standard of behavior and conduct. This is the congress of the United States of America this. Is not a frat house still the congressman says he's staying put. As for the woman in the video she resigned. Just Sony ABC news the capitol.
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