‘I’m Asking For Forgiveness From God, My Wife, My Kids, My Staff’
“There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness. I’m asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve,” he said in a statement issued from his office. “Trust is something I know has to be earned whether you’re a husband, a father, or a congressman. I promise to do everything I can to earn back the trust of everyone I’ve disappointed.”
He said he was “very sorry” and did not want to make a political statement about the video’s release.
“From day one, I’ve always tried to be an honest man,” he said. “I ran for Congress to make a difference and not to just be another politician. I don’t want to make a political statement on this, I would just simply like to say that I’m very sorry for what I’ve done. While I realize I serve the public, I would appreciate the privacy given to my children as we get through this.”
McAllister was endorsed by Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson when he ran for office, and use his faith and his family as selling points.
McAllister cited his faith, family and hard work during ads run during the campaign last year. His wife and kids were featured prominently in the ads as well.
“I’m Vance McAllister, business owner, family man and proud son of this community,” he said in one of his ads.