July 16th, 2007
06:43 PM ET
10 years ago

Vitter says additional prostitute allegations not true

Sen. Vitter, left, with his wife, Wendy, addressed reporters Monday night.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. David Vitter, the Louisiana Republican who admitted last week to employing a D.C. escort service, indicated Monday he has no intentions of resigning his Senate post and said allegations that he visited other prostitutes in Louisiana are “not true.”

"Unfortunately, my admission has encouraged some long-time political enemies and those hoping to profit from the situation to spread falsehoods too, like those New Orleans stories in recent reporting,” Vitter said at a press conference with his wife, Wendy, at his side. “Those stories are not true.”

“For my part, I'll be helping finalize a crucial water resources bill to provide much better hurricane and flood protection,” Vitter added. “I'll be following up on our important defeat of a bad immigration bill by working for good border and workplace security.”

Vitter apologized to constituents last week for “a very serious sin in my past” after his number turned up in telephone records of the service run by Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the “D.C. Madam” now facing money laundering and racketeering charges.

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

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  1. Rick, Chicago Illinois

    De Louton Hot Springs, Ar ... It's called holding republicans to their OWN higher, moral standards. And "Wow what does that say about our morals in America?"

    It says republicans are not only sinners, but hypocrites too.

    July 19, 2007 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
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