New York Republican Congressman Christopher Lee is out of a job, y’all. Rep. Lee has resigned from Congress effective immediately after he was caught with his hand in the online extramarital cookie jar. Homeboy sent shirtless photos to a woman on Craigslist who dared to ask, “Will someone prove to me not all CL men look like toads?”
Toad, no. Cheater cheater pumpkin eater, yes. Lee, who is married with a five year old child, got his Craigslist flirt on with the woman, telling her he was divorced. Well, you’re about to be now, pal!
We don’t have a full voting record yet on Lee, but we’re going to go ahead and infer that the former Congressman is one of those “Sanctity of Marriage, Down with gays, Etc.” politicians based on his recent vote AGAINST the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
When confronted by Gawker about his slimy ways, Lee attempted to first explain away the photos by saying his email account had been hacked. This actually does very little to explain how self-taken shirtless photos of yourself ended up on your phone, which would also have had to have been hacked. When Gawker pointed out that the hacked email in question was still linked to his active Facebook account, he went ahead and deleted it very quickly.
The entire episode, while certainly an adrenaline rush for Mr. Lee, all took place in a single day. The leak was followed by the flimsy explanations, and then the resignation. Which makes us believe that this story is far from over, and that there are all sorts of juicy details waiting in the wings, that Lee hoped to avoid the publishing of.
We’ll keep you posted!
***UPDATE. You can read the entire email thread between McCheaty Lee and his would-be mistress over at Gawker HERE.
Does it bring you a grim sort of satisfaction to see an anti-gay rights Congressman seen for what he is – a lying, cheating mess?