Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon has announced that he is resigning from Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

  • teapartypatriot

    Now we ALL know what slimebag sexist sewer-rat bill maher will do on his next cesspool show – he’ll verbally assault and abuse the teenage female who was molested by the West-Coast version of The Weiner, d-cRAT socialist NUT-JOB Wu !!!!!!!! And then his sick, twisted lunatic-left viewers will laugh, and laugh, and laugh, and…. [And, of course, the members of the Nation Organization for (D-cRAT Socialist Uggo) Women will also laugh, and laugh, and laugh, and…. ]

    Looks like there’s an open d-cRAT socialist spot for “olive-pit” KOOKcinich to run in if his Ohio seat is eliminated by redistricting. Even for Oregon, KOOKcinich would be a step down.

  • truthhasnoagenda

    America’s first Chinese-American Congressman = Fail.
    America’s first African-American president = Fail.

    This is what happens with greater frequency when you put color of skin (or ethnicity, or ANY Affirmative Action principle) ahead of content of character.

  • virginiagentleman

    And another one’s gone, another one bites the dust! Who knew that HOUSE cleaning, that sweeping out of trash, both dem and repub trash, could be so much fun! Keep the pressure on them! Now, how about the SENATE?!! Lot’s of dem and repub trash there too! Hey, Just sayin’!

  • ofallon

    Take out the trash.

  • Humorless

    So…why won’t Republicans get rid of David Vitter???

    • lukuj

      maybe because the incident occurred many years ago, has never been repeated, and he owned up to it right after it happened (to his wife)? That does make a bit of a difference, at least in my mind. I imagine if Weiner hadn’t lied and repeated the infraction so many times he would still have his job also. Wu was accused of sexual assault years ago also, but he has repeated 9allegedly) the offense.

  • H_Tuttle

    I guess he’s grabbing that tiger by the tail.

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    • Iowa48

      Don’t worry, this is Oregon, the land of Portland’s Mayor Sam Adams whose claim to fame is playing with underage boys in the City Hall Men’s Room, and former governor Neil Goldschmidt, the pedophile whose statutory rape of a young child is referred to by the local newspaper as “an affair.” I have no doubt that they will find a Wu replacement just as morally bankrupt and ethically challenged as is the norm for the DemElitists here in Oregon.