Staffer Caught Kissing GOP Rep. Was Paid For ‘Headquarter Cleaning’

Newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. waits for House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio to join him for a ceremonial swearing-in, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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The district staffer shown embracing and kissing married Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) in a video published Monday was reimbursed $300 for “headquarter cleaning” in November, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Melissa Peacock, 33, was taken off of the congressman’s payroll during the past 24 hours.

McAllister has since asked for forgiveness “from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve.”

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