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Louisiana GOP calls for McAllister's resignation

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Louisiana GOP leader Roger Villere is calling for Vance McAllister to step down.

A statement was released today from the GOP office and it specifically calls out McAllister's chief of staff Adam Terry.

Reports on Wednesday say that Villere and Terry had a heated exchange, as Villere was trying to reach out to McAllister.

"The Republican Party of Louisiana calls on Vance McAllister to resign his seat in Congress. Mr. McAllister's extreme hypocrisy is an example of why ordinary people are fed up with politics. A breach of trust of this magnitude can only be rectified by an immediate resignation. He has embarrassed our party, our state and the institution of Congress. A video showing him engaged in conduct unbecoming a member of Congress, on public time, in a public office, with one of his employees, was the focus of the national press for days. I call on Mr. McAllister to put the interests of his nation, state and party above his own and step aside.

We are praying for Mr. McAllister and the families that are involved. I attempted to resolve this matter privately and directly with Mr. McAllister, but his chief of staff chose to make this information public. Therefore, I have chosen to release this statement today."

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