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NY Rep resigns amid possible scandal (sorta sex related)

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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NY Rep. Christopher Lee abruptly resigns

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By ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press Andrew Miga, Associated Press - 11 mins ago

WASHINGTON - A New York congressman abruptly resigned his seat Wednesday, saying he was quitting because he regretted actions that have hurt his family and others.

The gossip website Gawker reported Wednesday that Rep. Christopher Lee, a married two-term Republican lawmaker, had sent a shirtless photo of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist.

Lee said in an e-mailed statement that his resignation was effective immediately. The statement offered no confirmation or details of a Craigslist posting.

"I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents," Lee said. "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."

Added Lee: "The challenges we face in Western New York and across the country are too serious for me to allow this distraction to continue, so I am announcing that I have resigned my seat in Congress effective immediately."

An anonymous woman described as a 34-year-old Maryland resident and government employee provided Gawker with e-mails she said were an exchange between her and Lee in response to an ad she placed in the "Women Seeking Men" section of Craigslist.

Gawker reported that Lee identified himself as a divorced lobbyist and sent a photo of himself posing shirtless. The woman eventually broke off the contact with Lee after becoming suspicious that he had misrepresented himself, according to Gawker.

Lee served on the House Ways and Means Committee and was active on economic revitalization issues.

He has a business background stemming from his family's manufacturing business.

 

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by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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V.Dubbya
by Valley on Feb. 9, 2011 at 7:28 PM
Honestly I was bracing for much worse. Shirtless photos seems mild in today's political arena. Glad that's all it was. Sad he put his family through this.
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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 9, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Would be hilarious if he didn't have a family.
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cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Feb. 9, 2011 at 8:24 PM


Quoting V.Dubbya:

Honestly I was bracing for much worse. Shirtless photos seems mild in today's political arena. Glad that's all it was. Sad he put his family through this.


I was kinda chuckling on that one, too. And I must admit, I now wonder what the heck the man looks like shirtless. peeking

rfurlongg
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 8:54 PM
Maybe he hás man boobs?
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cjsbmom
by Lois Lane on Feb. 10, 2011 at 9:11 AM


Quoting rfurlongg:

Maybe he hás man boobs?


I should hope that if he did, he wouldn't think that was sexy and wouldn't  be sending them out. :)

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