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LA Gov. Bobby Jindal Calls On GOP Rep. Vance McAllister To Resign Over Affair

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal yesterday called on first term GOP Rep. Vance McAllister to resign after being exposed in an affair with a now-fired staffer. Joining the call is Louisiana state GOP chairman Roger Villere.
Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., called the congressman's behavior an embarrassment. "Congressman McAllister says he wants privacy to work on his issues with his family. The best way to get privacy and work on putting his family back together is to resign from Congress," Jindal said. Meanwhile, state GOP chairman Roger Villere issued a blistering statement calling on McAllister to resign, but so far, the 40-year-old freshman congressman was rejecting the calls for him to immediately give up his seat. "Mr. McAllister's extreme hypocrisy is an example of why ordinary people are fed up with politics. A breach of trust of this magnitude can only be rectified by an immediate resignation," Villere said. "He has embarrassed our party, our state and the institution of Congress," the chairman continued.
The above-linked report notes that Villere did not call for the resignation of Sen. David "Diaper Boy" Vitter when he was exposed for patronizing prostitutes. McAllister ran on a platform of conservative Christian family values and the defense of "natural marriage." Some believe that his affair was exposed in retaliation for being "soft" on Obamacare.

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