Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) told Roll Call Saturday that the antics of Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA), the notorious “kissing congressman,” have been “an embarrassment” and he wishes McAllister had stuck to his decision not to run for re-election.
McAllister had initially pledged not to seek re-election after a video surfaced earlier this year of him smooching one of his female staffers who was not his wife. But he reneged on that pledge in June.
Jindal, who had already called on McAllister to resign when the news broke, isn’t happy about it.
“I think he’s making a mistake,” Jindal told Roll Call. “I think he should’ve stuck to his original decision and not go back inside to try to run again. I think it’d be better for him. He said he wanted some time for privacy and to spend that time with his family. I think that’d be a good thing for him to do.”
“I think it’s been an embarrassment to him, the district, and the state,” he continued. “I won’t be endorsing him, if that’s what you’re about to ask.”