Jindal won’t weigh in on Vitter

Gov. Bobby Jindal continued Monday to call for “kissing congressman” Vance McAllister’s resignation.

But he refused to weigh into questions about the “double standard” of Republicans who continued to support U.S. Sen. David Vitter after his name surfaced in a prostitution scandal.

Jindal said Democrats and others are trying to link the two but “I’m not going to go down that path,” said during a news conference.

McAllister’s action has been an embarrassment to the state and the U.S. House, Jindal said. He said McAllister had asked for privacy “to work things out with his family” and the best way to get that privacy is for McAllister to resign.

McAllister has been out of the public eye since the disclosure of video footage of him in a lengthy amorous embrace with a married staffer in his Monroe district office. He had campaigned on family values in the special election he won last fall.