Rep. Chris Lee Sending Half-Naked Pics To Ladies On Craigslist

Whoops.Gawker has published e-mails they say are from married Republican Congressman Chris Lee, who was apparently trolling Craigslist D.C.’s “Women Seeking Men” forum and sent a lady a shirtless camera-phone photo of him flexing his bicep in a bathroom mirror like some meathead 15-year-old on Facebook. Chris Lee is never going to hear the end of this one from his Republican colleagues! “You were caught in the beginning stage of sexting an adult woman, Chris-bro? Did it excite you how legal that was or something?” You can hear the jokes starting already. So what is his defense? He was “hacked,” and he and his wife and kid are a happy family, so of course he wasn’t doing this. Wrong defense! The correct defense is “I’m not gay. I love women, not men and coke prostitutes in bathroom stalls.” Get it right, amateur.

So what is Chris Lee’s fantasy image of himself, according to these e-mails? He’s a divorced 39-year-old lobbyist. Those are the lies he told this woman, and, considering this scandal, actually all of that may soon come true for him. Except the being 39 part. He’s 46.

It’s probably not a good thing that our members of Congress fantasize about becoming a lobbyist one day.

So did the married Republican prowl Craiglist looking for hook ups? After first telling us that he couldn’t comment until we forwarded every single email in question, a request we refused—shouldn’t Lee know if he’s corresponded with women on Craigslist?—Lee’s spokesman eventually announced that the Congressman believed he’d been hacked, and provided an email he claims Lee sent to his staff about the security breach on January 21.

That could, theoretically, be true. But the evidence suggests otherwise. The emails were sent more than a week before the alleged hack. The shirtless photo—which, according to metadata contained in the picture, was taken in Washington, D.C.—-was taken with a Blackberry, the same mobile device that Lee uses, which means the hacker would have also had to access the photos on Lee’s phone.

Cool story, bro. Next time, just buy a sports car. [Gawker]

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  1. Barbara_i

    He'll be fine just as long as he isn't found with a dead prostitute or a live boy. Party on Garth! The GOP is very forgiving of each other.

    1. glamourdammerung

      He will be fine with anything. The GOP supporters are called "base" for more than few reasons.

    2. Mahousu

      Dead prostitutes are fine now, too. Remember poor Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the "DC Madam," committed suicide, and it didn't seem to affect Vitter any.

      Nowadays, you have to get to the dead boy level to be unelectable.

  2. horsedreamer_1

    This is why Newt wanted the Republican wave of '94 to leave their families at home. & Boehner requested similarly after TEH SHELLACKIN' heard 'round the world POLITICO offices.

    1. guangho

      Is that an invisible cock in you hand Chris, or are you just happy to see us?

      Ummmm that should have read " Is that an invisible cock in you hand Chris, or are you just happy to see you?"

  3. angryclownspawn

    He doesn't look very happy in that picture. Hey Chris, if you really want to attract the ladies, how about turning that frown upside down. Also, you might want to stage your photo ops somewhere with better lighting, you are as beige as the background.

  4. V572625694

    What kind of sick twisted fuck would pretend to be a lobbyist? I mean, aside from Billy Tauzin.

    1. crybabyboehner

      I guess the only person who would pretend to be a lobbyist would be someone held in even lower regard – like a member of Congress.

  5. slithytoves

    I went to Lee's homepage and signed up for updates from him. I'm really hoping for some more pictures.

  6. MrsBiggTime

    Gawker: "Yesterday, we reached out to Rep. Lee, whose support for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and vote to reject federal abortion funding suggests a certain comfort with publicly scrutinizing others' sex lives."
    See, this didn't play out as it should have. She should have hooked up with the dude, and Gawker should have gone with the story after the predictable premature ejaculation/ sobbing. But we can't all have a happy ending, can we?

  7. Terry

    Why do middle aged men think that flexing makes them look hot? He should be bragging about his financial stability and ability to serve as a darn fine sugar daddy.

    1. Beowoof

      Being well into middle age myself, I find that most women I speak with in that age group are most concerned with whether he has job, drinks all day and night, and goes on line hunting for some strange. Those guys are hard to find. The flexing guys, a dime a dozen.

      1. marinmaven

        Nah. Give me evidence of ownership of the following:
        1. Parisan Apartment
        2. Restored vintage schooner
        3. Villa on Lake Como
        4. Account at Chanel Boutique
        5. Bottles of Amouage perfume and attars

        Yes, my tastes are very specific.

        1. Flat_Earther

          I have a '92 Camery that used to be red and I'm only one month behind on my apartment rent. Do you want to hook up?

          1. marinmaven

            The only way I would ever settle like that is if you were Robert Reich. Yes. You heard me. When he talks about economics I just blush and get weak knee'd — heart gets all fluttery. He may have the camery, but I doubt he would be behind on rent. Nice try.

        2. guangho

          Ok how about if I say that I have the apartment, schooner, villa, account and perfume? Saying is kind of like doing, right?

          1. marinmaven

            Then I will just SAY we will hook up, because saying is like doing right?

            Bah, What part of e-vi-dence don't you understand, man? I may have my weaknesses, but I am certainly no fool. If I am going to leave my domestic bliss with my hubby and offspring, it will have to be an offer so fantastic and exact to my discerning tastes that the entire universe would have to wail that this is my destiny.

        3. BarryOPotter

          Ok, where are those bottles of Amouage perfume and attars that I was about to offer to MarniMaven, if she agrees to join me for a sail around the Med on my 60' schooner, "Wnktt Good!" before we take the Gulfstream V – N4CP – up to Orly because I believe I left the keys to the Lake Como villa in my apart in the 7eme Arrondisement? And don't let me forget to feed my cat, Coco…

          1. marinmaven

            Geez. I was thinking more of the Joseph Conrad, a 121' Custom Classic Gaff Rigged Schooner from 1916. Also, I am thinking I wanna be in the 16th around the Tracadero. You see, some of yous look at nude people and parts for porn, while I troll a combination of international luxury real estate, vintage schooner, and perfume sites for my "porn". Don't judge.

          2. BarryOPotter

            The 16th? Yeah, this isn't gonna work. I'm more of a quite 7th kinda doode, but that 121'? Hmm…..

  8. BaldarTFlagass

    Well, at least it's not as bad as the one that chick took from above with the big log floating in the commode behind her.

    1. Barbara_i

      There's another surprise brewing! For Palin's 47th birthday on Friday, her PAC peeps sent out a public message, asking them to "surprise" her with donations. Shhhh, don't tell her.

  9. SorosBot

    Well what woman wouldn't want to sex Christopher Lee, yeah he may be very old but he's still putting in great performances like in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Star Wars prequels.

  10. horsedreamer_1

    This is just more proof of the depravity of Washington, D.C. GOP freshman rep gets there, proud from his November triumph in the face of Obama's effort to ram his junk down our throats, & mere weeks later, he's looking to stray from his marriage.

  11. Oblios_Cap

    Jeez, Bro – get some "Just For Men". No play for Mr. Gray!

    Is it me, or is his right bicep noticably larger than his left?…

    It's just you.

  12. Limeylizzie

    On Wonkette I am a large-breasted Englshwoman with somewhat dodgy morals , a penchant for men in Nazi uniforms and a dirty mouth.

    1. prommie

      Thats funny, I have a penchant for large-breasted Engishwomen with round heels and dirty mouths, and impeccably groomed eyebrows.

          1. prommie

            Have you been feeling down lately? Is that why you are trying to cheer yourself up with these jokes? I might be able to help, if you have been feeling depressed. There's a self-help quizz you can take. . . .

  13. bagofmice

    Metadata and encryption are really throwing the traditional power structures for a loop, aren't they?

    That's right. The nerds are making life hell for hereditarily privileged idiots.

    Yeah, suck on that math, bitches!

    1. BlueStateLibel

      Also they seem to think they can take embarassing crap off of their Web pages and Facebook–and it's gone for eternity!

    2. MistaEko

      The human race is forever finding new equivalents of leaving the porno in the VCR – with apologies to Mr. Rock.

  14. forgracie

    Do I make you randy baby?
    Oh behave!

    Seriously, where are the adults these days? Teh internets have turned us all into 13 year old hormonally-challenged-ADD-narcisists…

  15. aguacatero

    Somewhat ironically, Lee was one of more than 180 Republican sponsors of the Protect America From Aging, Dull Conservative Males Being Deemed As Sexually Repulsive As They Truly Are Act of 2011.

    1. Limeylizzie

      Thanks, I just screamed and snorted simultaneously as I was enjoying my late afternoon coffee.

  16. SayItWithWookies

    That's so amateurish. Especially given that Craigslist's F4M page is a desert, full of prostitute robo-ads and whiny little just-broken-up chicks wanting a rich man who won't play games. Um — so I've heard.

    1. BeWoot

      And yet, on DC darling put her heart right out there, hoping to meet Mr. Right. Love's young dream will never die.

  17. MozakiBlocks

    Isn't this one of the morans who introduced the bill in the House that would redefine rape?

    I believe this is what Sherlock Holmes would call "a clue" as to why.

        1. PsycWench

          Just a reflection on the way that men go for visual erotic stimuli much more then women, A bare-chested picture (which is not THAT racy, I admit) in an early stage of contact would seem to be aimed at another male; women aren't all that interested. I guess he might not know all that much about women, though.

          1. PsycWench

            Ha! I thought maybe I'd offended a fellow Wonketteer! Should have known I'd have had to try a lot harder than that.

          2. Barbara_i

            Confusion has set in. Is V a lady cat or a Tom cat? Innie or an outtie? I've been here for like, 22 weeks now and I've never noticed which bathroom you enter.

          3. V572625694

            The puss was a devil-boy from the shelter, lost in a divorce. In that pic he was attacking a bouquet. As for me, I have a thing for the amazing eyes of that bi-curious 13 chick on “House, MD.”

          4. V572625694

            Ha ha! But she scares me a bit. Those iron-clad bras remind me of the elementary-school teachers of my wasted youth.

          5. BarryOPotter

            that men go for visual erotic stimuli much more then women

            …slow down, PeeDub, I'm taking notes… "The ladiez don't want to see the Barry's secksee chest hairz coz, uh, ghey…"

          1. guangho

            For the life of me, I can not remember what made us think that we were wise and we'd never compromise.

  18. doxastic

    Wonkett should have a running craigslist ad:

    Me: Impossibly attractive, interested in "the finer things" and demeaning sex acts.
    You: Rich, powerful, and interested in getting your dick wet.

    It would be like shooting fish in a barrel.

  19. carlgt1

    the interesting point I get from this is that when Repug politicians want to impress someone — they claim to be a lobbyist!

    1. SayItWithWookies

      You get all the amorality of being a Republican, but none of the questions about how you got all that money if you're a public servant.

  20. mavenmaven

    "it was innocent, I was just posting an appropriate website picture for post-surgical men looking for hired help with their luggage"

    1. smellyal8tr

      He needs to move into that house of Churchy McChurchies where Mark Sanford lived. They'll hook him up with some "dates" so he doesn't have to go through this.

  21. Callyson

    Well, he can minimize the damage to his reputation (er, profeesional reputation–I imagine this will only help his other reputation) and contribute $50K to some charity. Along the lines of Brett Favre's $25K per inch fine.

  22. Redhead

    Well this is a boring sex scandal. I'm going to assume he ran out of room in his ad to post the safe word, or that the girl doesn't need to worry about bringing the chains and ball gag.

  23. Lascauxcaveman

    From what I understand, they never met. Just traded flirty emails, then she sent them to Gawker.

    Anyhoo, nice call, anonymous woman!

  24. Natl_Indecency_Cmdr

    On teh Googles, your "Wonkette" is listed as "Wonkette (satire)". So this story is fake?

  25. Toomush_Infer

    Not sure in the mirror if he's thinking "I'm an old cowhand" or "How did I get in this hotel bathroom?"….

    1. WriteyWriterton

      "…this is not my beautiful house. This is not my beautiful wife." (Yes, I've used it before, but it's still brilliant.)

  26. donner_froh

    Sending pictures to ladies?

    This guy is a RINO and barely that. An indication of being attracted to women for sexytime is not part of the the John Boner House of Reps Pledge to America.

  27. Sophist [APPLESAUCE]

    From: Christopher Lee
    To: [redacted]
    Date: Sat, Jan 15, 2011 3:41:30 AM

    Lol. last Monday.. She was not as advertised. Lol..

    A member of the legislature using "lol" should be grounds for immediate censure. With a pickaxe.

  28. Beowoof

    A Congressman from Western NY, whose district is adjacent to Eric Massa's old district, hmmmm. As a born and raised resident of Western NY I can tell you sexual depravity here, as any where else is huge. However, the ability of local politicians to be discreet with the sexual peccadilloes seems limited based upon the evidence of the last couple of years. Next thing you know Louise Slaughter will be found in the reflecting pond with a rent boy Wilbur Mills style.
    And just in Time for Valentines Day, I am sure Mrs. Lee is excited.

  29. prommie

    Based on that article in Psychology Today, I'm betting that he is really just a good-hearted soul who is willing to share his special "medicine" with any ladies that are feeling depressed or down, purely out of humanitarian feelings. I know thats what motivates me.


    A GOP Congressman when faking his job pretends to be…a lobbyist!! Of course, motherfucker, what else can you be!!?

  31. DaSandman

    What the hell is this Repug doing chasing an adult woman for Christsake? Aren't they usually trying to bang the 12 year old twin sons of truck stop hookers while screaming about Jesus and blowing a mature billy goat?

  32. imissopus

    If you're that desperate to get out of rural New York and cheat on your wife, I'm sure there are easier ways to do it then getting elected to Congress, you fucking idiot.

  33. TheMightyHaltor

    So the hacker remotely snapped the picture while he was shirtless and holding his phone up to his bathroom mirror? Could happen to anyone.

  34. BeWoot

    And … Lee sets new revelation: resignation speed record.

    Dang. I was looking forward to some drawn out shame-wallowing.

    1. MissTaken

      What?! A GOP resigns due to a not-even-had-sex scandal? There's has to be more to this story than simply sending topless pics to some lady on Craigslist.

    2. SmutBoffin

      Where are all the dipshit stories about hiking Appalachian trails and being under the influence of prescription pills and hiring young hotties to carry luggage for you?

      This scandal is weak. WEAK!

      We can still hold out hope for his dates to come forward and tell funny stories, though.

  35. Barbara_i

    Chris Lee has resigned. An innocent person would have no reason to quit.
    "It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Western New York. 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. "

    1. Gleem_McShineys

      WIN-WIN-WIN! Now he can spend 24/7 searching for strange, do so in near complete anonymity, AND become a real-life lobbyist!

    2. ShaveTheWhales

      Wait. This is fucking amazing. A REPUBLICAN resigning just because of a monumentally stupid failure of sexytime self-control?

      What the hell is the country coming to?

  36. hagajim

    "It’s probably not a good thing that our members of Congress fantasize about becoming a lobbyist one day."

    Fantasize….hell that's all they think about. Ask Jim Webb or any one of the other jackholes who have left (this means you Evan Bayh) to take cushy K Street positions.

    1. straighteight

      And before someone could find a picture of him with his pants off, too. They don't make shameless politicians like they used to.

    1. glamourdammerung

      One would have thought that there would at least be the feeble whining about the "gotcha media".

      1. straighteight

        "Sure, I get one local cameraman and reporter on media day, but take one picture of yourself trolling for a skank you can be up to your wrist in and suddenly everyone wants to hear from Representative Chris Lee. Have you no decency?"

  37. MistaEko

    ….needs more delicious irony!
    /google search
    //eyes widen

    10/28/2009 Roll Call reports that House Republicans been relying on their freshman members… to engage in the sort of political messaging that is normally reserved for more senior members…Rep. Chris Lee (R-NY) said: "We haven't been tainted yet."

    /miami skyline

  38. beer4prez

    The most depressing part of this is, the gawker post made me realize I'm only a few years away from middle-age.

  39. CherryGarCAhhh

    He uses his real name and email address. Says he lives on Capitol Hill and sends a picture? Boyfriend wanted to get – and so he gets his wish.

  40. DaSandman

    He read the collective wisdom of the Wonktariat and was shamed into doing the right thing.

    Or Jeebus reamed him out with a railroad spike. Pick one you like.

  41. mourningnmerica

    He quit because he couldn't face the ostracization (?) when fellow Republicans found out that he actually prefers pussy to the other.

  42. smellyal8tr

    The same pic was probably also posted on CL in M4M, Missed Connections, etc. DC can be a lonely town if your staff won't sleep with you and you don't have "5 Star" money on the dresser.

  43. MistaEko

    Sworn in Jan 3, 2011
    Out by Feb 9, 2011

    He's no William Henry Harrison, but in the Royal Rumble of Politics, he is one of the Santino Morellas.

    1. Flat_Earther

      You missed John Ensign.

      He hit the door so fast it makes you wonder what else might be coming.

  44. Flat_Earther

    his was on his Wiki page at 3:30 PT on Feb. 9:

    "Lee served from 2009 until he resigned on February 9, 2011, following a personal scandal involving racy photos that emerged on the Internet."

    Fucking Wiki is good!

  45. weejee

    Well that's one down. We only need 24 more Cocktober surprises, with D-Rat takeaways in the the specials obvs, and Nancy P can pick-up the gavel.

  46. lulzmonger

    Resigned already?!?

    Revelations of numerous previous ladies who were paid to peg him while wearing a Reagan mask in 4, 3, 2 …

  47. imissopus

    What? Quitting before he can talk about drunkenly wrestling with his male staff members? No interviews with Glenn Beck? No insinuations that he was chased out of office by senior members of his party angry at how he voted for something? Before an old Navy buddy comes forward with a story about the honorable Congressman once cornering him in the ward room to inspect his rising periscope, if you know what I mean? Pffffft. Way to cheat us all out of the schaudenfreude of a sex scandal, loser. At least stand at a podium and cry while your wife stands next to you and tries not to look like she wants to beat you to death with the microphone.

  48. Monsieur_Grumpe

    This guy should take some lessons from Vitter. He went down too easy. Maybe they're something really sleazy that has yet to be dug up like pirated cable or kitten porn. Wimp.

    1. Flat_Earther

      He was clearly looking for somebody that would go down easy…

      Like you, my bet is that there is more to the story.

  49. Rotundo_

    Some stupid burns slowly and glows a warm red to yellow hue, but some burns out in a white hot incandescent flash that lights the world in a stark, powerful white light that casts harsh shadows on the ground behind us. Chris Lee, today a blinding white flash of stupid on an otherwise dim normal day. Vaya con Derp.

  50. neiltheblaze

    I wonder if this guy is actually – you know – embarrassed. Could it be he actually knows some shame? I know – that's crazy – he's a Republican – ha ha ha ha – silly me what was I thinking…..

  51. ttommyunger

    I'm just glad I got all (?) my pussy the old fashioned way, running my traps, going for hours and hours, scratch bite and claw, knocking down trees, bushes and flowers. I'm a romantic.

    1. ShaveTheWhales

      Is "knocking down trees, bushes and flowers" the equivalent of "eats, roots, and leaves" in some other more-or-less-English-speaking culture?

  52. a_pink_poodle

    Woah woah woah let me get this straight; A Republican politician seeking to get into an adulterous affair with an OVER 18 YEAR OLD MEMBER OF THE OPPOSITE SEX?

    Pull the other one, Wonkette! I don't believe in mythical creatures!

  53. marinmaven

    No. Must.Be.Robert.Reich. Sorry.
    Not that Keynesian economics is not a turn on. It is his voice, the way he says things, and he is handsome. The fact that he is REALLY short makes me warm and smug how open minded I am.
    Then there is my fetish for freshly sharpened pencils…

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