Chris Lee

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Chris Lee
GOP Rep. Chris Lee resigns over shirtless photo on Web

WASHINGTON — Rep. Chris Lee, R-N.Y., abruptly resigned Wednesday after the gossip website Gawker disclosed that the married congressman had e-mailed a shirtless picture of himself to a woman he met through Craigslist.

"I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents," the two-term congressman said in a statement posted on his site Wednesday evening. He said he made "profound mistakes." ( Read Chris Lee more... )

Chris Lee Sex Scandal Reveals Common, Dirty Washington Fantasy

The speedy resignation of Representative Chris Lee is unsensational, as Washington sex scandals go. Unlike other straying legislators, he was reportedly looking for non-commercial, consensual, and heterosexual sex—and he didn't even get especially close to consummating his would-be affair. The only really good part is good because its banality is in a different register. What would a member of Congress choose as a profession for his online sex searching? What did Lee come up with when he tried to invent an alter ego who was basically himself, only a little younger and more available? ( Read Chris Lee more... )

Chris Lee Resigns After Craigslist Photos Come To Light (VIDEO)

Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) announced early Wednesday evening that he will resign his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Buffalo-based station YNN relays a statement from Lee, who has signaled that he will vacate his post immediately: ( Read Chris Lee more... )

BREAKING: N.Y. Rep. Chris Lee resigns after Craigslist personals scandal

Washington (CNN) - Republican Rep. Christopher Lee of New York resigned his House seat Wednesday following a report that the married congressman had tried to meet a woman on Craigslist.

"It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Western New York," said a statement by Lee posted on his website. "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." ( Read Chris Lee more... )

Rep. Chris Lee, Resigning Amid Sex-Tinged Scandal, Had Been Strongly Supported By Conservatives

Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.), who resigned from Congress this evening after website Gawker published a shirtless photo of the married politico that he e-mailed to a woman he met on Craigslist, had previously enjoyed solid conservative backing, the Center for Responsive Politics finds.

In his exchanges with the woman via Craigslist's "Women Seeking Men" section, Lee purported to be a "very fit" divorced lobbyist and promised "not to disappoint" her. ( Read Chris Lee more... )

Courtesy : USA Today , Slate , The Huffington Post , CNN & OpenSecrets

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