La. congressman rebuffs resignation calls, after video shows him kissing married woman

This photo taken Nov. 21, 2013 shows then-newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. waiting to be sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington. McAllister says he's asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says shows the congressman kissing a female staffer in his congressional office in Monroe, La. McAllister, only in office a little over four months, attracted national attention because of his endorsement from the bearded men of the "Duck Dynasty" reality TV show.

Then-newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. waiting to be sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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McAllister's political fate could be left to voters in the fall election. One resident of the congressional district suggested that was proper.

"We elected him, and it should be up to us to decide in November," said Pamela Nolan, a hospital pharmacist from Richland Parish.

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Barrow reported from Monroe, La. Associated Press writer Brad Klapper in Washington contributed to this report.

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