Majority Leader says McAllister should resign
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Louisiana congressman Vance McAllister responded to a call from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for him to resign, saying he will not step down from his position.
Cantor said Monday that Republicans should hold themselves to a high moral standard, which McAllister's conduct does not meet and that he should resign. The married McAllister was caught on tape kissing one of his aides, who has since resigned.
McAllister released saying "I do not feel it's in my constituents' best interest to leave them without representation for the second time in less than a year."
McAllister said that his family is behind the decision and insists that an expensive special election does not benefit his district electorate. He has already said he will not run for re-election and apologized for conduct he called a "personal failure" on Monday.
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