Bobby Jindal apparently thinks that cheating on one’s wife and staying in office is a privilege extended only to senators, not representatives. In the wake of Rep. Vance McAllister getting caught making out with one of his staffers, Jindal thinks he should resign:
Jindal released a statement on Thursday, calling McAllister’s behavior “an embarrassment” and suggesting that “the best way to get privacy and work on putting his family back together is to resign from Congress.”
But a few years ago, when Sen. David Vitter was caught not only cheating on his wife but doing it for years while breaking the law with prostitutes, he had a very different take:
VITTER: While we are disappointed by Senator Vitter’s actions, Supriya and I continue to keep David and his family in our prayers. This is a matter for the Senator to address, and it is our hope that this is not used by others for their own political gain.
With prestige comes privilege, apparently. I wonder how he feels about, oh, let’s say governors cheating on their wives.