Rep. Christopher Lee , a New York Republican, has resigned after reports surfaced that the married congressman was trying to meet women on Craigslist, a GOP source told CNN.
Lee acknowledged making "profound mistakes" and said his decision to step down was voluntary.
"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," he said in a statement.
"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."
The allegations were first reported Wednesday afternoon on Gawker.
Hey it could be worst He could have been trying to pick up guys in a airport mens room
Man is a man....just because he wears a nice suit and is a public figure?
...stupid is as stupid does...man.
He is just like US!
You're right, he IS just like 'us'... Of course, when you lay claim to being of a higher 'moral calibre', the crash back to Earth is a sickening THUD.
He could have kept his seat and just 'crossed the floor'.... ;-}
He should have not resigned. That is his personal life and it it up to his family.
I love how all Republicans say "Im about family values! THINK OF THE CHILDREN! GAYS ARE BAD PEOPLE!"
And then behind everyones back they are repressed perverts?
Also, you just know that if this was a church leader he would be looking for men.
He darn well should resign. No one stupid enough to use a photo in a personal ad while catting around on their spouse should be running the country for goodness' sake!
Yeah...real "classy" guy.
The party of "Family Values" my ass, more like the "Party of hypocrites". Poor Christopher Lee, at least he resigned! What about Senator John Ensign (NV) and Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) the diaper boy! Too Funny!
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