New York Representative Chris Lee Resigns Over Shirtless Pictures

February 10th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
leeeFeb 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former member of U. S. House of Representatives, Chris Lee resigned from his post on Wednesday, after a media outlet posted a shirtless photo of himself on the Internet. The resignation came “effective immediately” and the politician apologized for his act to his family members, constituents and also his staffs. He also said that his decision to step down from his post is voluntary.

Chris Lee sent his resignation and a letter to the speaker John A. Boehner where he stated that it has been a “tremendous honor” to serve the people of Western New York. However, he said that he regrets the fact that he has caused harm to his family members, his staffs and also his constituents. Chris Lee apologized to everyone for his mistake and promised to work harder to seek forgiveness. Moreover, the former r member of the U.S. House of Representatives for New York’s 26th congressional district stated that the challenges they face across the whole country and in Western New York are so serious for him that they would not allow him to continue with his post without a distraction. Chris Lee has a young son with his wife Michele.

Chris Lee sent his semi nude photos to a woman along with a series on emails last month, where he claimed that he is a “classy guy” and has divorced from his wife. However, things became worse for the U. S. Representative, when a gossip portal reprinted the emails and then published them on Internet. Initially Chris Lee denied all the news and said that he has been framed. However, later he admitted his “profound mistakes”.

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