Video: Vitter breaks his silence

updated 7/17/2007 8:55:56 AM ET 2007-07-17T12:55:56

Senator David Vitter will be back on Capitol Hill today, a day after emerging from seclusion over his admitted links to a Washington escort service.

The Louisiana Republican held hands with his wife at a suburban New Orleans news conference where he again apologized for his past behavior. The first-term senator also denied having relationships with New Orleans prostitutes.

Vitter did not take questions. But his wife, Wendy, stepped to the podium and called her husband her "best friend."

She says she forgave him years ago, adding, "To forgive is not always the easy choice, but it was and is the right choice for me."

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