Rep. Christopher Lee resigns amid reports that he tried to meet women on Craigslist
February 9th, 2011
06:05 PM ET

Rep. Christopher Lee resigns amid reports that he tried to meet women on Craigslist

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.

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  1. WWJD

    Peter asks Jesus “How many times shall I forgive my brother? Seven times? “ And Jesus says, 'not seven times but seventy times seven.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mudobber

    He also tried to cover it up, saying that his gmail account was hacked into. Then he ran into problems explaining the photo, which came from a BlackBerry smartphone, the type of phone Lee uses. Maybe that's why he wants to get his pants off because he is liar liar pant's on fire!

    February 9, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bigsk8fan

    that wonderful shirtless picture of this hypocrite apparently did not garner much with the female who quickly gave her story and picture to the liberal media. shame on the liberal media. lol republicans are such hypocrites about family values.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ricky

    gay...ya think!!!

    February 9, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BRB San Deigo

    I wonder what the real underlying reason is he resigned. Craigslist is pretty no class action even for congressman. I will bet money that something else actually bad is going on that the pubic party does not want exposed. Half of congress is doing something else on the side while partying in D.C. Sure hope no wives read this post.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dave

    Once again a Gawd abidin' Publican shows his true family values. The 'Publicans are real hypocrites.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bob kansas city, mo.

    One more of the family values crowd-LOVE IT !.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. DontBmistaken

    You HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME????

    How did he not think someone would see his picture on craigslist? Some people just flat out lack wisdom.

    DontBmistaken.com

    February 9, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. KennethIsAdumbName

    nice pecs

    February 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mike

    Poor Patriot- didn't even have enough time to try on his buckle shoes and square hat.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Raymond

    FA**ot!

    February 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Snobuny

    He doesn't look bad....but, Craigslist? Come on.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ruddy

    Another great example of the GOP/Tea Party's family values. Not.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • KennethIsAdumbName

      didnt bill clinton get his **** sucked in the oval office? Talk about values....

      February 9, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jack

    He must be a complete idiot to think that this would not be found by the media. Regardless of moral issue, he's clearly just not very smart.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. NewRome

    Ouuuuu Mr. Congressman. You bad baddd boy. 🙂
    Call me. <3 Sylvia xoxo

    February 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
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