New York Republican congressman Christopher Lee has resigned Wednesday (Feb. 9) after Gawker reported on and published a photo he sent to a woman he met on the Craigslist classifieds.
Lee said in a statement, “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 emails sent back and forth between the woman, a 34-year-old Maryland resident whose name is not disclosed, are displayed on Gawker. Lee told her he was a 39-year-old divorced lobbyist and sent her shirtless photos. He is in fact a 46-year-old married father of one and has held the representative spot from New York’s 26th district for just over two years.
Seriously – how could someone be so stupid? Of course cheating (or trying to arrange some cheating) on your spouse is bad, but if you are a public figure, why on God’s green earth would you send a shirtless photo of yourself to some random Craigslist person? Good gravy.