Rep. Wu Announces Intention to Resign

Rep. Wu Announces Intention to Resign

Rep. David Wu (D-OR) today announced his intention to resign from Congress.

Wu is a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and its Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee.

The announcement comes after allegations that he had an unwanted sexual encounter with the teenage daughter of a donor. News reports state that he says the encounter with the 18 year old was consensual. At first he said that he would not seek reelection next year, but changed his mind and decided to resign reportedly after other members of the Oregon congressional delegation and House leaders urged him to do so.

He was first elected to the House in 1999 and was the first Chinese American to serve in that body according to his website. He was born in Taiwan and moved to the United States when he was six.

His statement said that he would resign “upon resolution of the debt-ceiling crisis.”

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