A married congressman from upstate New York resigned suddenly Wednesday after a scandal erupted over emails and a shirtless photo supposedly sent to a woman in response to a Craigslist dating ad.
Republican Christopher Lee had just begun his second term representing New York's 26th District.
"The only time he or his wife posted something online was to sell old furniture when they changed the apartment they keep in DC." __ UPDATE: "People cheat everyday, but only dumb people get caught," said the woman who received the half-naked photos.
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The 26th District covers all or part of seven counties, including suburbs of Buffalo and Rochester. Lee's resignation comes almost a year after Democrat Eric Massa resigned his seat in western New York's 29th Congressional District amid an investigation into whether he sexually harassed male staffers.
When a gossip website posts a picture of a half-naked, married Congressman who's allegedly posing as a divorced lobbyist sending emails to a woman he met on Craiglist, an enterprising reporter might seek out the fully-clothed Congressman to determine if the allegation is true.
Asked for comment, Lee's spokesman provided a denial and claimed that the congressman's email account had been hacked.
"The Congressman is happily married," the spokesman told Gawker.
He said Lee was "a hard worker and a good guy" who "loved and cared for" his community.
"He was 100 percent professional with us, 100 percent supportive and seriously was considerate and concerned with aviation safety, so to hear that he's resigned is a huge loss of support for our efforts," Maurer said Wednesday night.
In the interview with The Loop21.com, the woman said she figured the story put forward by Lee's spokesman about a hacker was "bullsh*t." "Dating in D.
WASHINGTON — A married congressman from upstate New York resigned suddenly Wednesday after a scandal erupted over emails and a shirtless photo supposedly sent to a woman in response to a Craigslist dating ad.
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