New York Republican Rep. Christopher Lee has resigned after reports on Gawker exposed the married congressman for sending shirtless photos to a woman he met on Craigslist's 'Women Seeking Men' forum. The married Republican congressman described himself as a "divorced ... lobbyist" and "fit fun classy guy."
Lee's statement was read on the House floor.
"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."
The resignation is effective immediately.
Lee was first elected in 2008. The anti-gay, anti-choice western New York congressman steadfastly opposed repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and voted against the 2020 DADT Repeal Act.
Glass houses, stones, etc..