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“Craigslist” congressman and deadbeat dad among those awarded perfect scores for ‘family values’

Ahead of the November elections, the Family Research Council’s Citizenlink has released its scorecard for the 112th Congress. The scorecard tallies the percentage of votes cast by individual members of Congress that concurred with the right-wing hate group’s position.

Those positions included support for bills to: repeal health care reform, which extends care to millions who are currently uninsured; to defund Planned Parenthood, which provides cancer screening and other critical heath services to women who could not otherwise afford it; ban a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy; and prevent equal treatment for LGBT military personnel.

Among those who scored a 100-percent rating for voting in line with FRC’s “family values” was disgraced New York Congressman Christopher Lee. Married and a father, Lee resigned after it was revealed that he trolled Craigslist with shirtless pictures of himself while hitting on women and cross-dressing men. After resigning office, a Democrat picked up Lee’s seat in his Republican-leaning district during a special election.

Also earning a perfect record was Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., who was declared a deadbeat dad by a judge for refusing to pay more than $100,000 in child support to his ex-wife over the course of a decade. He also lost his automobile insurance for non-payment.

FRC also awarded Todd Akin, R-Mo., a flawless score. Akin made headlines for declaring that not all rapes are “legitimate rapes” and for claiming that a woman’s body shuts down automatically to prevent pregnancy when she’s not enjoying her rape.

Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., also scored perfect. He was one of only two members of the House to oppose a bill protecting young girls from sex slavery.

None of Wisconsin’s representatives achieved 100-percent, although Reps. Paul Ryan, Jim Sensenbrenner, Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble scored 90.

For the complete list of ratings, go to FRC action.

Gawker: congressman trolled Craigslist for transgenders

 

The married GOP congressman who resigned earlier this month just three hours after being busted trolling for women on Craigslist also used the site to look for transgender women and cross-dressers, according to Gawker.com.

The site claims that two transgender women have come forward claiming they were contacted on Craigslist by former Rep. Christopher Lee, who had an anti-gay voting record during his tenure representing an upstate New York district.

The two transgender women, identified as Fiona and Holly, told Gawker they came across posts from Lee in January looking for “a sexy ts/cd that i can spoil. I promise not to disappoint.”

Lee described himself as “New to area. Very fit classy, successful guy. 39, 6ft 190lbs, blond/blue. smooth hard body.”

Lee is 46 years old, married and has a child.

Lee wrote to Fiona that he dated a transgender woman while at business school at Chapman University, Gawker reported. She told him on Jan. 21 that she figured out who he was by looking up his e-mail address on Facebook, and he did not answer back.

That’s around the time he reportedly told his congressional staff that his e-mail account had been hacked.

Gawker: congressman trolled Craigslist for transgenders

The married GOP congressman who resigned earlier this month just three hours after being busted trolling for women on Craigslist also used the site to look for transgender women and cross-dressers, according to Gawker.com.

The site claims that two transgender women have come forward claiming they were contacted on Craigslist by former Rep. Christopher Lee, who had an anti-gay voting record during his tenure representing an upstate New York district.

The two transgender women, identified as Fiona and Holly, told Gawker they came across posts from Lee in January looking for “a sexy ts/cd that i can spoil. I promise not to disappoint.”

Lee described himself as “New to area. Very fit classy, successful guy. 39, 6ft 190lbs, blond/blue. smooth hard body.”

Lee is 46 years old, married and has a child.

Lee wrote to Fiona that he dated a transgender woman while at business school at Chapman University, Gawker reported. She told him on Jan. 21 that she figured out who he was by looking up his e-mail address on Facebook, and he did not answer back.

That’s around the time he reportedly told his congressional staff that his e-mail account had been hacked.

 

 

 

Not very classy

U.S. Rep. Christopher Lee, R-N.Y., resigned his office after Gawker.com reported that the conservative, married congressman had been trolling Craigslist picking up women.

Lee, who opposed overturning the military’s anti-gay “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and votes anti-choice, answered a “women for men” ad last month, sending the poster a bare-chested shot of himself flexing in front of a mirror. In his flirtatious messages to the poster, Lee described himself as 39, divorced, a lobbyist and a “fit, fun classy guy.” His real age is 46, and he and his wife have a young son.