“Willie told me that he was a friend and that I needed to work things out privately,” McAllister told his hometown newspaper. He added that he hadn't spoken to Phil Robertson, the controversial patriarch of the "Duck Dynasty" family, since video of his affair surfaced on Monday.
Willie Robertson had no comment when contacted by the News-Star.
McAllister brought Robertson as his guest to this year's State of the Union address. Robertson had stumped for the Louisiana Republican last year during his campaign, in which McAllister touted his Christian faith and family values.
The jilted husband of the staffer caught on camera with McAllister said that the congressman was anything but religious.
"I know his beliefs. When he ran one of his commercials, he said 'I need your prayers,' and I asked, 'When did you get religious?' He said, 'When I needed votes,'" Heath Peacock told CNN. "He broke out the religious card and he's about the most non-religious person I know."