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February 7, 2016

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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  • Layla

    I want to wish Leah Gordon the best. She had the courage to expose this, while many others on the hill say nothing. This man has been caught in his deceit and needs to resign, but he won’t. Power trumps all.

    • Floyd_Perez

      She did the right thing by exposing him, but was she courageous? We don’t really know that, do we? Perhaps she was vengeful or bitter.

      • Layla

        Either way, it took guts to expose this. Most just look the other way.

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  • m141934a

    There’s a right way and wrong way to report wrong doing by anyone, even a Member of Congress. She chose the wrong way.

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