Rep. Christopher Lee (R-NY) has announced that "effective immediately," he is resigning from the U.S. House of Representatives:
"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."
His resignation came justÂ hours after Gawker reported that:
Rep. Christopher Lee is a married Republican congressman serving the 26th District of New York. But when he trolls Craigslist's "Women Seeking Men" forum, he's Christopher Lee, "divorced" "lobbyist" and "fit fun classy guy."
As Gawker notes, based on his votes regarding abortion and gay rights, Lee has no problem scrutinizing and condemning others based on their sex lives.