February 09, 2011

Chris Lee Shirtless Photo Scandal Prompts Resignation and (Hopefully) Divorce!

Married Republican Chris Lee (or Christopher Lee as many refer to him) has announced his resignation from the House of Representatives today after a shirtless photo of him which he sent to a woman on Craigslist has surfaced online.

Three hours after Gawker posted the image with the text he reportedly sent to the woman, Rep Chris Lee resigned. The text allegedly said ““I’m a very fit fun classy guy. 6FT 190LBS Blond/Blue.”

The news immediately sparked media interest, prompting the two-term congressman who represents New York’s 26th congressional district to release this statement of apology:

“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 married businessman, with one son has clearly learned nothing from other pathetic men like Mark Sanford, Eliot Spitzer and John Edwards.

Hopefully his wife is smart enough to leave him.