Rep. David Wu, Oregon Democrat facing an ethics investigation for allegedly having an unwanted sexual encounter with a young woman.
Wu, the first Chinese-American member of Congress did not deny he had an encounter with the young woman, conceded he exercised poor judgment.
The Oregonian reported Friday that a young woman left a distraught message with Wu’s Portland office accusing him of what the newspaper described as “aggressive and unwanted sexual behavior.” The woman, who was 18 at the time of the incident, is the daughter of one of Wu’s longtime friends, who is a campaign contributor.
Wu’s decision to resign and the ethics investigation represent a dramatic fall for the lawmaker, who was born in Taiwan. Wu graduated from Stanford, briefly attended medical school at Harvard and earned a law degree at Yale. He clerked for a federal judge in Portland and ended up making his home there.