Rep. Chris Lee resigns after Gawker outs shirtless photos from Craigslist flirtation

chris-lee-congress-craigslist.jpgNew York Republican congressman Christopher Lee has resigned Wednesday (Feb. 9) after Gawker reported on and published a photo he sent to a woman he met on the Craigslist classifieds.

Lee said in a statement, "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 emails sent back and forth between the woman, a 34-year-old Maryland resident whose name is not disclosed, are displayed on Gawker. Lee told her he was a 39-year-old divorced lobbyist and sent her shirtless photos. He is in fact a 46-year-old married father of one and has held the representative spot from New York's 26th district for just over two years.

Seriously - how could someone be so stupid? Of course cheating (or trying to arrange some cheating) on your spouse is bad, but if you are a public figure, why on God's green earth would you send a shirtless photo of yourself to some random Craigslist person? Good gravy.

Photo/Video credit: House of Representatives website, Gawker