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April 17, 2014

Staffer Accused of Leaking ‘Kissing Congressman’ Video Resigns, Report Says

The staffer accused of leaking video of Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., passionately kissing another staff member at his office has resigned, according to the Monroe News Star.

The congressman’s hometown newspaper reported late Wednesday that the staffer in question, Monroe District Office Manager Leah Gordon, submitted her resignation.

McAllister’s chief of staff, Adam Terry, told the Star that Gordon was not fired.

“We won’t terminate or discipline any employee until after our internal investigation of the security breach is complete,” Terry said.

The Louisiana congressman has kept a low profile since the video of him kissing Melissa Peacock, a married staffer, was leaked to the local press in early April. His communications director has said the congressman is spending the recess with his family but plans to return to Congress later this month, when the House reconvenes on April 28.

Many GOP leaders have called for his resignation.  Peacock resigned earlier this month.

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Vance McAllister Kissing Video Could Prompt Flood of GOP Challengers


By Cameron Easley Posted at 12:20 p.m.

December 9, 2013

Kuster Declines Benghazi Talk at Constituents’ Forum on Middle East (Video)

Some constituents of House Democrat Ann McLane Kuster expressed frustration during a community meeting last month after she refused to speak about last year’s deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Video captured from a Nov. 25 meeting with the New Hampshire lawmaker at the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire in Manchester shows a slightly contentious exchange during a question-and-answer session on Middle East relations. Full story

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