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US Politician Resigns Over Shirtless Picture

Feb 10, 2011 1:58:25 PM - thesundayleader.lk

US congressman Christopher Lee (no relation to the actor) resigned from his post over a recent shirtless picture he had sent to a woman on Craigslist.

The woman in question claimed to not know the congressman prior to receiving his picture. the incident was revealed by Gawker.com which claimed that the congressman had sent the picture in response to a personal advertisement.

Lee was widely regarded as an up and coming politician and sent shockwaves through the Republican establishment as a result of the incident.  He was first elected to congress in 2008 and won re-election in November.

In a statement posted on his website he said, “I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents.” He also apologized and said the nation’s issues are too serious for him to allow this distraction to continue.