Republican Congressman resigns in email scandal

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    Washington (CNN) - Republican Rep. Christopher Lee of New York resigned his House seat Wednesday following a report that the married congressman had tried to meet a woman on Craigslist.

    "It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Western New York," said a statement by Lee posted on his website. "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 statement said that "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."

    Just before 6 p.m., an announcement read on the House floor said Lee had resigned as of 5 p.m. Wednesday and the number of the House members decreased by one from 435 to 434.

    Lee, who is married and has a son, resigned after the website Gawker published an item reporting he corresponded with a woman who posted a Craigslist ad and allegedly sent her a bare-chested photo of himself.

    BREAKING: N.Y. Rep. Chris Lee resigns after Craigslist personals scandal – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
     
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    3....3 threads....ha ha ha....

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    In other news...

    Glenn Beck resigned after it was reported that he emailed Bill O'Reilly a picture of his vagina.
     
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    In other news...


    Keith Olbermann was fired for grabbing Rachel Maddow's wee wee.......
     
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    Wow. Strained yourself with that one didn't you?
     
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    The guy resigned and he didn't even break the law. Democrats never resign. Is there a political double standard? You betcha. Think about it, democrats are free to snipe at republicans for failing to adhere to the family values they set for themselves because...democrats make no claim of family values. It's the perfect political situation. Remember democrat Gerry Studds in the early 80's? He raped a male page (statutory rape anyway, the kid was 17) and he got a slap on the wrist and a standing ovation from House democrats when he returned to congress. Barney Frank? President Clinton? Teddy Kennedy? Patrick Kennedy?
     
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