Vance McAllister should resign, says Louisiana GOP chair

Thursday, 10 April 2014 15:30
MONROE, La.A Republican Louisiana congressman caught on tape kissing a married woman who is not his wife was blasted Thursday by the state GOP chairman as an embarrassment to his party, his state and Congress. Roger Villere issued a blistering statement calling on Rep. Vance McAllister to resign, but so far, the 40-year-old freshman congressman was rejecting the calls for him to immediately give up his seat.
Calls Mount for Louisiana Rep. McAllister to Resign
Thursday, 10 April 2014 15:30
By Rebecca Ballhaus @[email protected] @[email protected] Vance McAllister (R., La.) waits to be sworn in on Capitol Hill in 2013.Associated Press It’s not looking good for Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister, a married congressman who was caught on video kissing one of his staffers. The Louisiana GOP on Thursday called for Mr. McAllister to resign, citing his “extreme hypocrisy” and “breach of trust.
Call for kissing congressman to resign
Thursday, 10 April 2014 13:01
(CNN) – The chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party called Thursday on Vance McAllister to resign after surveillance video surfaced showing the married Louisiana congressman kissing an aide in his office. And House Speaker John Boehner also appeared to criticize the congressman's behavior and said he's spoken to McAllister and that the freshman representative "has a decision to make." Follow @politicalticker
Rep. Vance McAllister Ignores Voters, GOP Asking Him To Resign After Smoochgate Video
Thursday, 10 April 2014 13:01
Freshman Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., is ignoring the head of the Louisiana Republican Party who called for him to resign in the wake of smoochgate. Just four months into his term, a video from McAllister’s office was leaked showing the married father-of-five kissing one of his staffers, who is also married. The staffer has since resigned, but McAllister maintains his office and plans to seek reelection “unless there is an outcry for me not to…
A Closer Look at the Sneaker Politics x Reebok Instapump Fury 20th Anniversary
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 22:00
Following up our coverage of Limited Edt’s collaboration, we’re now taking a closer look at Louisiana retailer Sneaker Politics Cajun-inspired take on the Reebok Instapump Fury. Inspired by the local Rougarou (werewolf) legend and vintage horror movies, the Instapump Fury “Rougarou” features a furry brown upper with green and black overlays and blood red accents on the upper, midsole, and outsole.
UL Alumni Association's Spring Gala to honor lobbyist, civic leader
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 22:00
Share: FacebookTwitterGoogle Plus 3 hours 3 minutes ago by Dave Fields The UL Alumni Association will honor Louisiana lobbyist Randy K. Haynie at its 2014 Spring Gala. The black-tie event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, on the grounds of the Alumni Center at 600 E.
Vance McAllister is part of a long line of scandalized Louisiana politicians. A VERY long line.
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 22:00
Updated at 4:30 p.m. This week, Rep. Vance McAllister (R) joined the most welcoming society in Louisiana politics. After getting caught kissing a staffer, he is now one of many politicians in the state to have a scandal appended to his Wikipedia page, another data point in the argument that there must be something in the water there that makes politicians a magnet for bad behavior.
Eyeing White House, Bobby Jindal steps up political activity
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 04:02
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will headline a major Republican fundraising event in the early primary state of South Carolina. Jindal will address the 'Silver Elephant Dinner', the finale of the state Republican Party's annual convention in Columbia, on June 6, CNN reported noting "the state doubles as a must-do stopover for ambitious politicians with an eye on the White House.
Jindal to Headline South Carolina GOP Convention
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 22:46
CNN -- Gov. Bobby Jindal will headline the South Carolina Republican Party's Silver Elephant Dinner, a major GOP fundraising event in the early primary state that doubles as a must-do stopover for ambitious politicians with an eye on the White House. Jindal will address the banquet, the finale of the state GOP's annual convention in Columbia, on June 6. He visited the state last summer to kick off Gov.
Republicans shy away from Louisiana congressman caught kissing staffer
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 17:46
Republicans kept their distance Tuesday from a Louisiana congressman who asked for forgiveness after a newspaper published a video it says shows him kissing a woman who isn't his wife. House majority leader Eric Cantor said he was pleased Vance McAllister offered an apology. But Cantor declined to say whether he thought the Louisiana congressman should remain on the job, as McAllister offered no statement about his future plans and the fall-out threatened his November…