CommunityFDL Main Blog

Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) Resigns After Shirtless Pix, Flirty Emails Surface

Former Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) wore a shirt, tie and jacket for his official Congressional portrait. For Craigslist, not so much.

Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY 26) has abruptly resigned from the House of Representatives, hours after it was revealed that the married Congressman sent flirtatious emails to a woman he contacted through Craigslist.

Lee released this statement:

It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Western New York. I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents. 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.

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

A spokesman for the anti-choice, anti-gay rights Representative had initially denied the existence of the correspondence, saying, “The Congressman is happily married. The only time he or his wife posted something online was to sell old furniture when they changed the apartment they keep in DC.”

Looks like Lee won’t be needing that apartment anymore, so keep an eye out for those used furniture deals!

Previous post

Weekly Pulse: New Anti-Choice Bill Suggests More #DearJohn Letters Needed

Next post

Building Bridges Radio: NYC Schools Closings - Another Bloomberg Snow Job

Gregg Levine

Gregg Levine