Louisiana Congressman Caught on Camera Kissing Staffer

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    A congressman is asking for forgiveness after he was caught on camera kissing a woman who is not his wife.

    The Ouachita Citizen posted the video of Louisiana Representative Vance McAllister on its website Monday. The paper says the video was recorded just after Christmas outside McAllister's district office and shows him passionately kissing his district scheduler, who is also married.

    "I'm asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve," McAllister said in a statement, adding that he's "fallen short."

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he's pleased McAllister apologized, but he stopped short of calling for U.S. Rep. Vance McAllistir to resign.

    Cantor, of Virginia, says McAllister's constituents deserved the apology. But he said he would "reserve further judgment.''

    McAllister was elected in November after running as a devout Christian with family values.

    He and his wife have five children.