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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.




Right-wing congressman resigns after craigslist flap

U.S. Rep. Christopher Lee, R-N.Y., has resigned 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. He also sent the poster flirtatious messages.

When the poster realized who he was, she contacted the media.

In his e-mail correspondence, 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.

A Lee spokesman initially told Gawker that Lee believed his e-mail account had been hacked around Jan. 21. But the e-mail containing the topless Blackberry portrait was dated Jan. 14.

Within hours of the story breaking under the headline “Married GOP Congressman Sent Sexy Pictures to Craigslist Babe,” Lee resigned.

“I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents,” he said in a statement. “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.”

Lee declined to discuss the incident with reporters, saying “I have to work this out with my wife.”