Video: Vitter apologizes for 'past failings'

updated 4/7/2008 11:25:54 AM ET 2008-04-07T15:25:54

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter may be called to testify in the upcoming trial of a woman accused of running a high-end Washington prostitution ring.

Defense attorneys listed the Republican senator among potential witnesses Monday as jury selection began in the case against Deborah Palfrey. Vitter has acknowledged being involved with the escort service. But after issuing brief statements apologizing for what he called "a very serious sin," he has ducked follow-up questions.

On the witness stand, he would not have had that luxury.

Randall Tobias, a former senior State Department official, is also on Palfrey's witness list. Military strategist Harlan Ullman, who is known for developing the "shock and awe" warfare strategy, is on the government's witness list.

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