The House accepted the abrubt resignation of Rep. Christopher Lee (R-N.Y.) at 5:58 p.m. on Wednesday.

A report broke on Wednesday on the gossip and news website Gawker that claimed the married Republican had e-mailed a shirtless pictures of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist.

The House now stands at 434 members. The House has adjourned until 10 a.m Thursday morning.

Follow The Hill's main page for futher details on the alleged scandal.