Congressman Chris Lee Resigns

chris lee r ny  6 Congressman Chris Lee ResignsRepublican Congressman Chris Lee, who just began his second term representing a district in far Western New York, has resigned his seat in the wake of a Gawker story today that he sent shirtless photos to a woman he contacted through Craigslist.

Here is the full statement posted on Lee’s website:

“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.”



  1. Latasha321 says:

    its okay chris we forgive you. At least you have the fortitude to do what is right. Rather than embaress your position. It is so often that we let our pride get in the way of our duty. And what we know we should do, in these instances. Sometimes people forget that we are all human, or man. AS such we make mistakes we are not perfect even though the public sees us as such. And even if we don’t, they want us to hold our selves to a higher standard, than we hold ourselves, because we represent them. We should however, seek improvement within our selves. A better us is better America. Tasha, Buffalo,ny 28 Crim Justice Major