SWARTZ, La., April 10 (UPI) -- A Duck Dynasty star has reached out to offer counsel to Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister after a video of him kissing a staffer leaked earlier this week.
Willie Robertson campaigned on behalf of McAllister and helped him get elected last fall.
“Willie told me that he was a friend and that I needed to work things out privately,” McAllister told the Monroe News-Star. McAllister also told the paper he has not spoken to Phil Robertson yet about the video.
The younger Robertson had “no comment at this time” regarding McAllister when contacted by the News-Star.
The deeply religious Robertsons supported McAllister in his election bid because he campaigned on family values and his Christian faith.
The husband of the staffer caught kissing McAllister finds the congressman to be the complete opposite of 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."
McAllister, who is married with five children, apologized in a public statement on Monday.
According to Peacock, “[McAllister’s] apologized to everyone in the world except me."
[Monroe News-Star] [CNN]