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Rep. Chris Lee Also Had A Thing For Transgender Hookers?

So it looks like cis ladies weren’t the only thing ex-Rep. Chris Lee, the married New York Republican father who resigned this month amidst his Craigslist scandal, was looking for. Two trans women (one of them a sex worker) claim he also propositioned them — through Craigslist — for some extra curricular services.

Women calling themselves Fiona and Holly (a prostitute) discovered they were communicating not with a random john, but a federal lawmaker, the same way the original woman did: by plugging in his email address into Facebook and finding out he had a wife and kid. Cheating family values politicos are awful. But stupid cheating family values politcos? That just makes me laugh. And cry. Silly Mr. Lee also allegedly posted his own Craigslist ad, saying, “New to area. Very fit classy, successful guy. 39, 6ft 190lbs, blond/blue. smooth hard body. Looking for a sexy ts/cd that i can spoil. I promise not to disappoint.”

“TS/CD,” of course, refers to “transexual/cross-dresser.”

But these two women’s stories, while unconfirmed but the still-silent ex-congressman, do provide some explanation for why Lee didn’t try to weather the sex scandal storm: there were so many more scintillating stories out there, none of which GOP leadership wanted to me marred in.

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