Republican Chris Lee Resigns Scandal: House Down One: Special Election Planned

Good grief! Republican Congressman Chris Lee (R-NY-26th) sent a shirtless photo to a woman he met on Craig’s List, told her he

Chris Lee Resigns from U.S. House

was a lobbyist, divorced, 39 years old and “classy.” The second term congressman is 46 and married – and only a Washington insider cna possibly think lobbyist are classy.  Lee resigned from the House today and a special election will be held. Did I mention that his office says his email was hacked?

“I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents,” said Lee in a statement announcing his resignation. “I deeply and sincerely apologize to them all. I have made profound mistakes and I promise to work as hard as I can to seek their forgiveness.”

Gawker broke this story earlier today:

On the morning of Friday, January 14, a single 34-year-old woman put an ad in the “Women for Men” section of Craigslist personals. “Will someone prove to me not all CL men look like toads?” she asked, inviting “financially & emotionally secure” men to reply.

That afternoon, a man named Christopher Lee replied. He used a Gmail account that Rep. Chris Lee has since confirmed to be his own. (It’s the same Gmail account that was associated with Lee’s personal Facebook account, which the Congressman deleted when we started asking questions.)

In the meantime, NY Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo will call a special election at his convenience. Once the election is announced, it must be held between 30 and 40 days of the announcement. Chris Lee and his wife reportedly have one child.

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  • Can you believe this bozo? And why didn’t he go home, lock the door and, I don’t know, consult someone before quitting? It’s not like he drowned a woman in his car.

  • Lordy, there’s always something!

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  • Wonder who hacked him..? Anyway… in this day and age if you run for office, you better not be doing idotic things like this.. you will be caught. Angers me. If he’d been a Democrat, he’d be still in office and you’d never hear about it for more than a second.. if that.

  • Hurley Burley

    Oh, the idiocy! Who hacked him? LOL! No one hacked him, he sent the photo on his own accord! Undoubtably, the woman either recognized her Congressman or showed it to her friends who recognized him as a Congressman. You would have to be a Republican to think this was a smart thing to do.

    • Hey genius… unlike Democrats.. we Republicans clean house.. You just promote them. Good riddance to this idiot Congressman..