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But state law does not specify how soon such a proclamation must be issued. " Before his resignation, Lee, asked by Fox News about the report as he was walking to his car, said he was not willing to talk about the issue, adding "I have to work this out with my wife." Lee's resignation came after a report surfaced on the website Gawker claiming an anonymous 34-year-old woman was contacted by Lee after she placed an ad in the "Women for Men" personals section on Craigslist.
Mr Lee had claimed to Ms Callahan that he was divorced, after she invited replies from 'financially and emotionally secure' men.
When the woman discovered that Lee is actually married, 46 years old and a member of Congress, she sent the correspondence and pictures to Gawker.
Lee's office deflected media inquiries all day until his resignation statement was released, and Lee would only tell Fox News while walking to his car Wednesday afternoon that "I have to work this out with my wife." Gawker reported that his office first claimed in response to their questions that Lee's email had been hacked, and that Lee deleted his Facebook account following the site's initial inquiry.
"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." Boehner told Fox News that he did not have any conversation with Lee pressuring him to resign. "This is one of the things my wife and I talked about during the campaign.
Under New York law, a special election must be held between 30 and 40 days after the governor issues a proclamation. Mark Souder after he admitted to having an affair with a member of his staff, expressed support for Lee's decision. If someone is willing to lead a secret life away from their spouse, how can the general public trust you?