Oregon Rep. David Wu Resigns from the House

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davidwutiger1 Updated: Oregon Rep. David Wu Will Not Run for Re Election But Will Not Resign   Pelosi Calls for Ethics Investigation

Congressman David Wu of Oregon did some interesting things right before his re-election in last year’s midterm elections. He allegedly wandered around Oregon like an insane person, for one. Also, it appears he sent his staff e-mails like an insane person, along with photos of him dressing up like some kind of tiger furry

Put a fork in him – He’s done.

Democratic Rep. David Wu (Ore.) resigned from the House on Tuesday, just days after news broke that Wu had been accused of having an “unwanted sexual encounter” with a teenage girl.

The Taiwanese-born Wu, 56, said he was stepping down to protect his family while he responds to “these very serious allegations.”

“It has been the greatest privilege of my life to be a United States Congressman. Rare is the nation in which an immigrant child can become a national political figure. I thank God and my parents for the privilege of being an American,” said Wu in a statement released by his office.

“Now, however, the time has come to hand on the privilege of high office. I cannot care for my family the way I wish while serving in Congress and fighting these very serious allegations.”

Wu did not give a date for his departure, saying it will come “upon resolution of the debt-ceiling crisis.”

Wu added: “The wellbeing of my children must come before anything else. With great sadness, I therefore intend to resign effective upon the resolution of the debt-ceiling crisis. This is the right decision for my family, the institution of the House, and my colleagues.

Wu called it “the only correct decision to avoid any distraction from the important work at hand in Washington. I intend to go forward with new resolve and love of family, the State of Oregon, and our nation.”

Wu does not face any criminal charges related to the incident, which took place over the Thanksgiving weekend in California last year.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had no immediate comment.

Oregon Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley were about to call on Wu to resign, saying he had lost his ability to represent his constituents due to the growing scandal.

Which means Rep. Wu will linger on for a while and that probably peeves Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic Congressional leaders. So, another reason to resolve the debt-limit crisis = get rid of this moron.

Exit question: Will Wu now face criminal chrages?

Updated: Oregon Rep. David Wu Will Not Run for Re-Election But Will Not Resign – Pelosi Calls for Ethics Investigation

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called Sunday night for an ethics investigation into allegations that embattled Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) forced an “unwanted sexual encounter” with a young woman.

Pelosi’s statement came shortly after Politico first reported that Wu would not seek an eighth term next year, which a Democratic source confirmed, adding that pressure is building for his resignation.

“With deep disappointment and sadness about this situation, I hope that the Ethics Committee will take up this matter,” Pelosi said. “I will send a letter to the Ethics Committee [Monday] asking them to formally initiate a review of this matter.” Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (N.Y.) supported the Minority Leader’s request in a separate statement.

And, DCCC Chairman Rep Steven Israel is calling for Wu to resign.

But, again, what leverage does the leadership have?

Congressman David Wu of Oregon did some interesting things right before his re-election in last years midterm elections. He allegedly wandered around Oregon like an insane person, for one. Also, it appears he sent his staff e-mails like an insane person, along with photos of him dressing up like some kind of tiger furry

This has to be driving the Dems wild in D.C.

Embattled Rep. David Wu will not seek reelection in 2012, but he wont resign from office now despite allegations that the Oregon Democrat had an unwanted sexual encounter with the teenage daughter of a close friend last Thanksgiving.He isnt going to be running for reelection, a Wu adviser, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told POLITICO late Sunday night. But he hasnt done anything that rises to the level of requiring him to resign.

Wus decision to stay in office comes after a frenzied weekend of lobbying and pressure tactics designed to convince the Oregon Democrat to leave office, all of which seemed to have failed for now. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is likely to step up the pressure on Wu following this latest development.

Pelosi and other top Democrats are reviewing their options on Wu, which include outright calls for him to resign or to seek an Ethics Committee investigation into the explosive allegations against him.

First it was New York Rep. Anthony Weiner and the continuing story of the strange behavior of Rep. David Wu.Not a good summer for Congressional Democrats and Nancy Pelosi.

By the way, Wu should be assigned to a closet until he resigns.

Oregon Rep. David Wu Will Not Run for Re-Election But Will Not Resign

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Congressman David Wu of Oregon did some interesting things right before his re-election in last year’s midterm elections. He allegedly wandered around Oregon like an insane person, for one. Also, it appears he sent his staff e-mails like an insane person, along with photos of him dressing up like some kind of tiger furry

This has to be driving the Dems wild in D.C.

Embattled Rep. David Wu will not seek reelection in 2012, but he won’t resign from office now despite allegations that the Oregon Democrat had an “unwanted sexual encounter” with the teenage daughter of a close friend last Thanksgiving.“He isn’t going to be running for reelection,” a Wu adviser, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told POLITICO late Sunday night. “But he hasn’t done anything that rises to the level of requiring him to resign.”

Wu’s decision to stay in office comes after a frenzied weekend of lobbying and pressure tactics designed to convince the Oregon Democrat to leave office, all of which seemed to have failed for now. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is likely to step up the pressure on Wu following this latest development.

Pelosi and other top Democrats are reviewing their options on Wu, which include outright calls for him to resign or to seek an Ethics Committee investigation into the explosive allegations against him.

First it was New York Rep. Anthony Weiner and the continuing story of the strange behavior of Rep. David Wu.Not a good summer for Congressional Democrats and Nancy Pelosi.

By the way, Wu should be assigned to a closet until he resigns.

Oregon CD-01 Poll Watch: Rob Cornilles (R) 41% Vs. Rep David Wu (D) 33%

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Democrat Oregon Congressman David Wu

According to the latest Survey USA poll.
Republicans in in Oregon’s 1st Congressional District by 4:1 say Democratic U.S. Congressman David Wu should resign, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KATU-2 News in Portland. Democrats by 2:1 say Wu should remain in office. Independents split. When the 3 groups are combined, the overall consensus in the District is: 46% resign, 42% stay in office.

By 3:2, voters in the district say the public has a right to know about Wu’s mental Health (Republicans 4:1 in favor of disclosure, Independents 3:2 in favor of disclosure). Democrats by 4:3 say Wu has a right to privacy.

A majority of Republicans and a plurality of Independents say Wu has not been forthcoming enough about his mental health. A majority of Democrats say Wu has disclosed “just the right amount” about his illness.

The district is divided on whether additional disclosure by Wu would help or make no difference to others who may be similarly afflicted.

In a do-over today of the November 2010 general election in which Wu defeated Republican Rob Cornilles by 13 points, Cornilles today edges Wu 4:3.

Survey of 605 registered voters from Oregon 1st congressional district was conducted 03/04/11 through 03/06/11 using a mixed-mode methodology.

With the local Oregon press calling for Wu’s resignation, I don’t think he will survive into another term.

But, will he resign willingly?