Rep. Vance McAllister won’t seek probe into video leak

Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. was caught on camera passionately kissing a staffer outside his Louisiana office. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Rep. Vance McAllister, the married Republican congressman who was caught on tape kissing his part-time scheduler inside his Monroe, La., district office, says he won't seek an FBI investigation into the source of the leaked security footage.

After reports surfaced that McAllister planned to request a probe into how the surveillance video was accessed, his office on Wednesday released the following statement:

"Congressman McAllister's office will not pursue an FBI investigation at this time regarding the distribution of a video filmed in leased federal office space. Congressman McAllister is focused on earning back the trust of those he has disappointed, and he reiterates his request for privacy for his family during this difficult period."

The Ouachita Citizen posted what it said was Dec. 23 surveillance video from inside McAllister's congressional office in Monroe, showing McAllister and a member of his staff kissing.

McAllister spokeswoman Jennifer Dunagin says the woman in the video, Melissa Peacock, "voluntarily resigned" after the video was released.

The congressman, a political newcomer who ran with the high-profile support of the members of the "Duck Dynasty" family, is up for re-election in November.

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