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Oregon Congressman David Wu Says He Is Resigning

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 12:45 PM

 

WASHINGTON  — A Taiwan-born congressman says he is resigning in the aftermath of allegations that he had a sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman.

Democratic leaders had set up a House Ethics investigation after the initial reports of the allegation against seven-term Democrat David 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 Wu, now 56, won re-election 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.

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