Christopher Lee’s Resignation Sends Waves In US Political Circle

February 10th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
ph2011020907240Feb 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The fall from grace has been too sudden for Republican congressman Christopher Lee. The GOP member found himself amid controversy and allegation after a gossip website came up with his shirtless photos that he sent to a woman. He did not take much time to send in his resignation and vowed to sort out the issue with his spouse. The media entities waited for the disgraced Republican at the Buffalo-Niagara Airport last night but Christopher Lee was not to be seen. The reporters and journalists had an expectation that he would arrive in New York after he announced his resignation. A lot of people were too shocked to react at his unexpected resignation.

The political veterans even compared him with Eliot Spitzer who destroyed his political career despite having a lot of potential in him. However, some of them have said that he did the right thing by submitting his resignation at the earliest. Had he chosen to stay in his position it would have resulted in more controversy. The GOP would have found itself in a more embarrassing situation as well. Erie County Republican Committee’s former chairman Bob Davis said about the fiasco that it is much more than shocking and added “I can’t believe this has happened to Chris Lee.”

This development may give the ruling Democrats a chance to attack the GOP when the latter is still basking in the glory of a big win in the House of Representatives. The republicans who may be considered for filling in post vacated by Chris Lee, include New York State Senators Mike Ranzenhoffer and George Maziarz and State Assembly Members like Jim Hayes, Steve Hawley.

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