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. rand

    He might as well keep the craigslist profile up since his wife is going to divorce him. Now we REALLY know how STUPID our congressmen are in Washington. Did he REALLY think no one would NOTICE???

    February 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lisa Mitchell

    Hahaha.....CLASSIC! The party of morals, the party of our "founding fathers", the party of God, the party of No......Haha.....not this time! I will give him credit for steppin up to the plate and walkin away, but hahaha....this is too funny! Pretty soon Sarah's photos will emerge! Her and Toddy will get into some spat about her droolin all over Beck, and oooops, someone will hack into his cell phone! They calim his computer was hacked???? Ya right! This guy jumped ship long before his "indiscretion" got shoved down his throat! Innocent people don't jump ship, they fight like the rabid dogs these Republicans are! Just ask Sarah, the Pitbull with lipstick!

    February 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. duda7331

    he's married?oh no

    February 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Newport

    How does a person make it all the way up the ladder of success, in any field of endeavor, without anybody recognizing potential character flaws of this magnitude?? Not only is he a sociopath, but he's clearly an idiot as well... This says a lot about our current filtration system...

    February 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Think_It_Through! by Lis

    OK, if he was a Kennedy would we really have asked or seen him step down? Come on gang. Think about it.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Scott

    C'monnn Mannn!!!

    February 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. southern style

    why shud he hasta resign???? Obuttcrack sit in his palace an laugh and amerecan value and the DUMocRATS still vote fur him .... i cant wait 4 2012 when Amereca will be recoverd by real Amerecans, we will send himself back to keyna were he can rule them into a the dark age

    February 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa Mitchell

      Real Americans for sale on the internet? Yur a thinker thats fo sho!

      February 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carmel

      seriously did you even go to school or do you just not know how to write correctly?

      February 9, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • hankers

      and if you consider yourself to be a 'real American' we are all in big trouble!

      February 9, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Walther Schmidt

      Wow SS. Did they drop you on your head when you were born? Or do you get everything you know from Glenn Beck? Go back to your Mom's basement, and get back on the crack pipe. Moron.

      February 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      This person has a vote............scary.

      February 9, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • southern style

      unbeliveble the morans on the wedsite ... go bake to san fran and get gay wit sum1..... real amereca is comin bake in 2012!!

      February 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • hmmm

      if you're a 'real american' its no wonder everyone thinks Americans are idiots.

      February 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • hmmm

      should* have to* and* American* <seriously??? for* America******* recovered* Americans*************************** him* Kenya* where* unbelievable* morons* <pot calling the kettle black. website* back* with* America********************************************************************* back*
      please either learn how to spell or download google chrome. it has a spell checker built into it. kthanks.

      February 9, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. steve wa. state

    i bet he still has a great benefits package that the tax payers will pay for....

    February 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. sunnybrook

    Is this guy totally stupid, or what! Are there ANY honest people in Washington? I feel for his wife. She should divorce him and leave him flat broke. He is an idiot and a dirt bag.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RD

    I'm guessing HE didn't actually post this on craigslist himself. He probably sent the pic to a "mistress" who had a little fun...

    February 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jo

    Fun, fun and dumb dumb dumb

    February 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Gracko

    Craigslist of all places... ROFL. And a congressman at that.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. lagunadave

    Great fun! What fool, Ilove these idiots

    February 9, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. steve wa. state

    hey there southern style.

    i know you are nailin palins other unwanted child.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Fred

    Everyone makes mistakes, but he knows that his position requires a higher standard. If it was one of his opponents he would quickly demand they resign. Measure him with the same stick, he is taking responsibility for his actions.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
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