Report: Democrat Rep. David Wu admits sexual encounter with donor’s young daughter; Update: Nancy-come-lately calls for gesture investigation
Wu-hoo! Hey, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Nancy Pelosi, I’m over here!
When last I wrote about the bizarre behavior of Democrat Rep. David Wu of Oregon, it was February of this year.
I said he needed a Democrat leadership intervention after he freaked out his staff, posed in the above costume obtained by Willamette Week, and engaged in other inexplicable antics. As I noted, Wu’s behavior has caused Capitol Hill concern dating back to 2003. But none of the swamp-draining Democrat leaders bothered to do anything about it. And Wu went on a national media tour asserting he can continue to hold office.
Now, this from the Oregonian:
A distraught young woman called U.S. Rep. David Wu’s Portland office this spring, accusing him of an unwanted sexual encounter, according to multiple sources.
When confronted, the Oregon Democrat acknowledged a sexual encounter to his senior aides but insisted it was consensual, the sources said.
The woman is the daughter of a longtime friend and campaign donor. She apparently did not contact police at the time.
One person who heard the voice mail described the woman as upset, breathing heavily and “distraught.”
In the voice mail, the young woman accused Wu of aggressive and unwanted sexual behavior, according to sources with direct knowledge of the message and its contents.
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.
RedState reviewed Wu’s unseemly history here, including this:
Allegation of assault on woman in 1970s in college shadow U.S. Rep. David Wu
This is an actual headline from an article in The Oregonian in October, 2004, on the eve of his reelection to a fourth term in Congress.
From the article:
David Wu, future Oregon congressman, and the woman later dated in their junior year. But that spring, in 1976, she broke things off. A few months later, an encounter occurred that neither wants to discuss.
That summer, the 21-year-old Wu was brought to the campus police annex after his ex-girlfriend said he tried to force her to have sex, according to Raoul K. Niemeyer, then a patrol commander who questioned him.
Wu had scratches on his face and neck, and his T-shirt was stretched out of shape, Niemeyer said.
Earlier, someone had interrupted a scuffle in the woman’s dorm room. A Stanford professor said the woman told him the next day that Wu had angrily attacked her. An assistant dean who counseled the woman for two months said that the woman called it attempted rape and that Wu used a pillow to muffle her screams.
Wu told police that what happened was consensual. “He said, ‘We just, I was with my girlfriend, and we just got a little carried away,’ ” Niemeyer remembered. After that, he said, Wu “clammed up.”
The woman declined to press charges. However, this episode has apparently been well known for a long while…
Geez. Does he need to get caught Tweeting lurid photos of his un-costumed package before Democrat leaders — in particular, Democrat women — step up and do something?
Hello, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz? Nancy Pelosi? Bueller? Bueller?
Update….You won’t believe this. Never mind. You will. News media misidentified Wu as a Republican.
On a related note: Anthony Weiner says he is cured.
Update: Monday morning update… Here comes Nancy-come-lately.
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has requested an ethics panel investigation of Rep. David Wu over a woman’s reported accusation that she had an “unwanted sexual encounter” with the Oregon Democrat last year.
Pelosi issued a statement Sunday night calling on the House Ethics Committee to begin looking into the allegations against Wu.
Wu and Pelosi had a telephone conversation Saturday but neither politician has disclosed any details.
Despite calls for his resignation, Wu kept publically silent Sunday.
This is the same dysfunctional ethics panel that has dragged its feet on Capitol Hill’s mountain of other dirty laundry.
Chalk up another victory for Nancy-come-lately and the great feminist clean-up of Washington!
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