Disgraced Democrat Rep. David Wu said that he would resign after casting his vote for the debt ceiling increase, but still hasn’t resigned after being caught in a sex scandal where he has been accused of having an “unwanted sexual encounter” with a teenager. Reports have also come out about another incident in 1976 where Wu was accused of attempted rape by a former girlfriend while attending Stanford University.
Once again, Democrat House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi has completely failed to clean up the unbelievable corruption running wild in her Democrat ranks, as she said that she would do. All she has really been doing is adding cover and excuses for the criminals around her.
Don’t worry, you didn’t blink and miss it. Rep. David Wu, D-Ore., is still a congressman. The embattled Democrat announced last week he would resign following a damaging report that he had an “unwanted sexual encounter” with the teenage daughter of a campaign donor. But Wu said he would only officially leave after a compromise was reached to raise the debt ceiling. On Monday, Wu voted in favor of the House bill.
“This is a crucial vote. It is likely to be my last vote, and I want to thank the people of Oregon for giving me this, this seat in Congress temporarily, which is the greatest honor that an immigrant child can ever have – or any person in America can ever have,” Wu said in a video statement on his vote. But he didn’t directly address when he would step down. An email to his office from Hotline On Call has not been returned.
Wu can still resign even as the House stands in recess until September 7th. The congressman would send his official resignation to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. A copy would be spent to House Speaker John Boehner as well as the House Clerk’s office, but the letter being sent to the House is “merely informational,” according to the House Parliamentarian’s Office.
When Kitzhaber does receive Wu’s official notice, he has indicated he will set the special election for more than 80 days after the vacancy, allowing for both a special primary and general election to pick a replacement. With that timetable, if Wu resigns soon, an election would be held in late October at the earliest.
Several Democrats were already running against Wu in a primary, making the transition into the special election season much easier. Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian had already raised the most among the crowd, and state Rep. Brad Witt was already running, too. State Sen. Suzanne Bonamici set up a website this week, and said an announcement would be coming soon.
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