Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY 26) has abruptly resigned from the House of Representatives, hours after it was revealed that the married Congressman sent flirtatious emails to a woman he contacted through Craigslist.
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.
A spokesman for the anti-choice, anti-gay rights Representative had initially denied the existence of the correspondence, saying, “The Congressman is happily married. The only time he or his wife posted something online was to sell old furniture when they changed the apartment they keep in DC.”
Looks like Lee won’t be needing that apartment anymore, so keep an eye out for those used furniture deals!