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Congressman Chris Lee Resigns
WKBW Eyewitness News ^ | February 10, 2011 | By WKBW News

Posted on 06/06/2011 3:12:28 PM PDT by Will88

"This (Lee's resignation) came after a media frenzy after reports surfaced that he allegedly sent provocative pictures of himself, along with e-mails, to a woman on the internet."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 112th; chrislee; corruptdes; doublestandard; hypocrisy; hypocrisyny26; ny26; perverts; weiner; weinergate
Similar situations, a congressman sent an email and a shirtless picture of himself to a woman on the internet. Haven't looked for all differences from Weiner, but Lee only sent the photo to one woman and Weiner six at last admission.

But the behavior of both was highly inappropriate for a congressman (or any half-mature man): Republican Less resigned immediately (just this past February) and Dim Weiner "accepted responsiblity" and "apologized", but he's NOT resigning. Time to move on, I guess.

1 posted on 06/06/2011 3:12:28 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

And this is where? A little more info would be nice.


2 posted on 06/06/2011 3:14:07 PM PDT by deport
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To: Will88

Weiner is a democrat. Free ticket to do anything they want and get away with it.


3 posted on 06/06/2011 3:16:19 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Got toast?)
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To: deport

Also NY.


4 posted on 06/06/2011 3:17:07 PM PDT by brytlea (Someone the other day said I'm not a nice person. How did they know?)
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To: deport

New York 26, in the Buffalo area, Jack Kemp’s old seat that was just recently lost to a Dim during a special election. Was a major news story just a couple of weeks ago.


5 posted on 06/06/2011 3:17:29 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

Thanks.


6 posted on 06/06/2011 3:18:19 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Chris Lee (R) is from New York this happened in Feb of this year.
That is why there was a special election in New York city
last month I beleive. Also the picture Mr. Lee sent was
of himself with his shrit off flexing his muscles-not in his underwear showing an erection.


7 posted on 06/06/2011 3:20:48 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Will88

And the “provocative” pictures of Lee were just shirtless pictures.


8 posted on 06/06/2011 3:21:11 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

Some politicians make it through a sex scandal while others do not.

Clinton, Frank, Vitter and Larry Craig made it without quitting.

Chris Lee, Spitzer and that gay Florida congressman with the interns did quit.

Wiener is in a safe Dem district and will be forced to quit.


9 posted on 06/06/2011 3:22:26 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Will88

10 posted on 06/06/2011 3:24:16 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Will88

Lee chose to resign. Maybe he should have hung around a little longer.


11 posted on 06/06/2011 3:25:41 PM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: Will88

Lee was just five women short of being able to keep his seat.

That and he was a Republican.


12 posted on 06/06/2011 3:27:17 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: trumandogz
Craig resigned. And I do think Weiner's is one of the worst cases because he spent so much time lying about one incident, and now we later learn that there were six (?) from what he said today. So Weiner was both lying about the one known incident and covering up other incidents until other women started popping up.
13 posted on 06/06/2011 3:28:30 PM PDT by Will88
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To: rokkitapps
Lee chose to resign. Maybe he should have hung around a little longer.

Maybe so, but I think the House Republicans put major pressure to resign on any Republicans who get involved in this sort of thing. Senator Vitter rode it out, but few Republicans do.

14 posted on 06/06/2011 3:31:03 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

Chris Lee was pushed out of office by House Speaker John Boehner, so he never even had a chance to engage in Tony Dick’s pathetic press-conference whimpering.


15 posted on 06/06/2011 3:33:58 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Will88

What surprises me is that there are so many straight men in NY. I guess they must be deprived.


16 posted on 06/06/2011 3:34:13 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Pan_Yan
Lee was just five women short of being able to keep his seat.

That and he was a Republican

Lol, so his mistake was to harass too few women? That could be considering what several Dims have gotten away with over the years.

17 posted on 06/06/2011 3:35:07 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

yep. The republicans don’t want to look bad, and the democrats don’t care, they just don’t want to lose a vote.


18 posted on 06/06/2011 3:36:20 PM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: Will88

Larry Craig DID NOT resign.


19 posted on 06/06/2011 3:36:34 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Will88

The message here is to send provocative pictures of someone else—maybe from classical sculpture.


20 posted on 06/06/2011 3:37:11 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Alberta's Child

Yep, few if any Republicans seem to survive their sexcapades in the House. Newt and his expected successor from Louisiana are two more examples (Livingston?).


21 posted on 06/06/2011 3:37:21 PM PDT by Will88
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To: trumandogz
Larry Craig DID NOT resign

Google

22 posted on 06/06/2011 3:42:48 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88
Someone once explained a simple truth about the American political scene to me:

Republicans see politics as a hobby. Democrats see it as a career.

This is why Republicans are more likely to resign in the face of a scandal like this, and are more likely to pressure fellow Republicans to resign. Do some research on Anthony Weiner's Tony Dick's biographical information, and it will become crystal clear. He majored in political science in college, and had aspirations to be a television weather reporter. He ended up migrating to politics when that didn't work out.

For 6+ years (1985-91) he worked on the staff of Chuck Schumer, and since then he's spent the last 20 years in politics, first as a New York City council member, then as a Congressman.

In other words, this guy would probably be unemployable if there was no such thing as a "government official."

23 posted on 06/06/2011 3:45:38 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Will88
Dim Weiner "accepted responsiblity" and "apologized", but he's NOT resigning.

When a Democrat accepts full responsibility, it goes with out saying... "I accept full responsibility as long as there are no consequences."

24 posted on 06/06/2011 3:46:58 PM PDT by RDasher ("El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather")
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To: Will88
Was channel hopping between Wolfeeee Blitzer and Chriseee Matthews this afternoon and most of the conversation with their guests was ... what can Weiner do to survive?
Can you imagine that happening with a Rep? Unbelievable.
25 posted on 06/06/2011 3:49:27 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Will88
Larry Craig resigned as your headlines suggest, but then he took it back and un-resigned. He chose not to run for re-election and he completed his term.

It was pointed out to Craig that his airport arrest was likely unconstitutional, because Article I Section 6 Clause 1 says:

"They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place."

Since Craig was traveling back to Idaho after the close of a session of the Senate, it was thought that he was immune to arrest.

-PJ

26 posted on 06/06/2011 3:50:11 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: Will88

Larry Craig announced his resignation in September 2007 but did not leave office until January 3, 2009 the very same day his term ended.

Leaving your seat when your term is over is not considered a resignation.


27 posted on 06/06/2011 3:51:14 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: oh8eleven
Can you imagine that happening with a Rep? Unbelievable.

Yep, and I'm wondering why more people aren't drawing comparisons to Chris Lee's resignation back in February.

Lee's one known indiscretion might have been as bad as any one of Weiner's six, but Weiner's six and days of lying about the first known incident until more women came forth seems to add up to far worse misbehavior than Lee's.

But I'm really surprised that more commentators aren't recalling Lee's situation for comparison.

28 posted on 06/06/2011 3:58:29 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

Craig did not resign. He chose not to run for re-election. I suspect that’s going to be what becomes of Weiner.


29 posted on 06/06/2011 3:59:22 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Political Junkie Too; trumandogz

I guess I forgot the final outcome, since he went through the resignation routine and a successor had already been chosen by the Governor of Idaho. It was a disgusting story and I generally don’t follow them in detail, but wait for the final outcomes.


30 posted on 06/06/2011 4:02:54 PM PDT by Will88
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To: oh8eleven
what can Weiner do to survive?

If a Republican, it'd be more like: can ____ survive this, and then they'd have a discussion of why the Republican probably wouldn't survive.

31 posted on 06/06/2011 4:10:58 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

Hells-bells, they’d be demanding his resignation.


32 posted on 06/06/2011 4:12:18 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
Can you imagine that happening with a Rep? Unbelievable.

Of course not. A Democrat will always get a pass from the MSM, because even if they're perverts, they're not HYPOCRITES, according to the media. They go after Republicans, because the GOP is considered the party of 'family values', and if someone does something to violate those values, then they should be excoriated, and run out of DC on a rail!

33 posted on 06/06/2011 4:17:41 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: dragonblustar
Just like that Senator RAT Rangel...SORRY I didn't pay my taxes...LET'S MOVE ON HERE NOTHING TO SEE!! Bunch of SOB'S!! We are so sick of them all!!
34 posted on 06/06/2011 4:20:23 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Will88
Lee got out while the getting was good. There was a lot more that he would have had to face if he had tried to cling to his seat.

Google "Representative Chris Lee Transgender".

That said, Weiner needs to go too.

35 posted on 06/06/2011 4:22:00 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Alberta's Child
Maybe... but I do not think that boehner has the strength to force a bowel movement. I would bet boehner cried and told the Congressman that it would be in the interest of the party for him to resign... and then he cried again.

LLS

36 posted on 06/06/2011 4:34:54 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: funfan

“That is why there was a special election in New York city”

You might want to check out one of those things called a “map”.


37 posted on 06/06/2011 4:47:41 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Google "Representative Chris Lee Transgender".

The story seems to end in late February, 2011 when two transgender women said they could prove that Lee had contacted them. Looks like there was more to the story. And there's probably even more to the Weiner story. Once someone gets into this sort of thing it usually involves multiple incidents over a period of time (until they get caught).

38 posted on 06/06/2011 4:49:21 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Political Junkie Too
Since Craig was traveling back to Idaho after the close of a session of the Senate, it was thought that he was immune to arrest.

That's what he was hoping for!
39 posted on 06/06/2011 4:55:05 PM PDT by RushingWater
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To: Nik Naym
26th Congressional District of New York.

Is that better?

40 posted on 06/06/2011 5:18:51 PM PDT by funfan
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To: funfan

“Is that better? “

Yes.

There is more to NY than that godforsaken NY City.

Here is a bit of trivia: The 26th district is actually closer to Cleveland, Ohio than it is to NY City.

NY State is a big chunk of land. MOST of it is no where near NYC.

MOST of us in that area that is nowhere near NYC are nothing like the people down there. The problem is that there are so many of THEM down there.


41 posted on 06/06/2011 7:34:44 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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