WU TOO?… Oregon Lib Is Latest Scandal-Plagued Dem to Leave Congress
Pussycat calls it quits.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for an ethics investigation of Representative David Wu on Sunday. Wu was accused of an unwanted sexual encounter with a young California teen and daughter of a longtime friend.
Earlier this year Wu shocked his staffers by sending them pictures of himself posing in a tiger costume. (NY Daily)
The AP reported:
Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon has announced that he is resigning in the wake of allegations that he had a sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman.
Democratic leaders had called for a House Ethics investigation after the initial reports of the allegation. Wu had said that whatever occurred was consensual.
Wu said Tuesday the well-being of his children should come first, so he will resign after Congress resolves the debate over the debt ceiling.
Wu, 56, has won seven terms. In 2004, he won despite acknowledging a decades-old college incident in which he tried to force a former girlfriend to have sex. Voters said they disliked an opponent’s attempt to use that against Wu as part of a political campaign.
This is the second Democrat to step down this summer.
Penis-tweeing liar Anthony Weiner stepped down in June after he was caught sending nude photos of himself to young women.