Pitching Wu from Congress
By Jerry A. Kane
Democrat Congressman David Wu will resign amidst a young woman’s allegations of his aggressive, unwanted sexual behavior last year.
Reporters could not verify the young woman’s age. Notes on Facebook over the past 18 months indicate she graduated from high school in 2010. California records show she registered to vote in August.
Oregon Democrat senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, informed Wu that they were going to call for his resignation if he did not step down.
During Wu’s re-election campaign last year, staff members said the congressman behaved so erratically that they stopped scheduling public appearances for him and ran campaign ads instead.
Shortly before the November 2 election, Wu’s campaign office was shut down and campaign workers sent home. But Oregonians methodically re-elected him in spite of his obvious mental problems.
“This is way beyond acceptable levels and the charade needs to end NOW. No enabling by any potential enablers, he needs help and you need to be protected. Nothing else matters right now. Nothing else.”
Voters did the same thing in 2004 when the story broke that Wu had tried to force an ex-girlfriend into having sex while he was a student at Stanford University. Oregonians re-elected him then too in spite of his “inexcusable behavior.”
“As a 21-year-old, I hurt someone I cared very much about. I take full responsibility for my actions and I am very sorry. This single event forever changed my life and the person that I have become.“—Dave Wu, Oregon congressman
Wu and his wife are getting a divorce. He said he sought counseling and is taking medication for an unspecified mental condition.
Here’s a thought: David Wu should move to New York and run for Anthony Weiner’s old seat in the 9th Congressional District, and Weiner should move to Oregon and run for Wu’s 1st Congressional District seat. The dip-shit Democrat voters in both districts are sure to elect them.
For more on the story, see Rep. Wu to Resign Following Accusations Over Sexual Encounter With Young Woman, Sources: Young woman accuses Oregon Rep. David Wu of aggressive, unwanted sexual encounter, and Allegation of assault on woman in 1970s in college shadow U.S. Rep. David Wu.