Quickie “Sex” Scandal Sends Rep. Chris Lee Packing
Matt | On 10, Feb 2011
A lightning-fast “sex” scandal hit the House of Representatives this week. But, by the time you booted up your computer and sat down to care, the damn thing was over.
Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) resigned yesterday after photos and email correspondence surfaced of him communicating with a woman on Craigslist who had placed a personal ad for companionship. Lee responded to the online ad in January using his real name, sent a photo, and had back and forth chats with this woman. (Gawker originally broke the story).
Click here to see the PG-13 rated photo of a shirtless Rep. Lee. Trust me, you’ll think, “He resigned over that?!” lol… He wasn’t supposed to send them, but still…
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has already expressed a zero-tolerance policy for personal misconduct among his members. You can see that Lee left before the House door hit him in the ass.
Rep. Lee, 46, was elected to Congress in 2008 and most recently joined the House Ways and Means committee. He has a wife and a child. Oh yeah, and let’s not forget that he didn’t support gays in the military or federally-funded abortions. The Internet infidelity thing definitely gets a pass though. ::side-eye::
Now the people of western New York are left without a Congressional representative over some stupid sh*t. Thanks (former) Rep. Lee!