Rep. Wu Refuses to Resign

Rep. David Wu, an Oregon Democrat, has announced that he will not seek re-election following allegations of sexual assault. The congressman has been accused of having an "unwanted sexual encounter" with the teenage daughter of a friend last Thanksgiving. Democrats, unwilling to have another sex scandal on their hands, have asked him to resign; however, Wu feels he has done nothing warranting a step-down. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democrats have called for an ethics-committee investigation and made it clear that "he has no support." Local politicians from both parties have also asked for his resignation. News of the scandal first broke in The Oregonian when the paper reported that Wu staffers had heard a voicemail left by a "distraught" woman that “accused Wu of aggressive and unwanted sexual behavior." Wu was accused of attempted rape in 1976 when he was a student at Stanford. He was disciplined by the university and ordered to receive counseling.