There are Klingons in the White House, Rep. David Wu (D-OR) screamed on the floor on Congress in 2007. And back in this temporal plane, there’s more bad news for Wu this week. At the start of the year, the Oregonian reported “Since the November election, U.S. Rep. David Wu, D-Ore., has lost at least six staffers plus the leadership of a veteran campaign team that guided him to a seventh term amid complaints about his public behavior.” A month later, it was reported in the Daily Caller that Wu sent a photo to staffers posing in a Tigger outfit. (No, really!)
Wu said Tuesday that it was “unprofessional and inappropriate” to send pictures of himself wearing a tiger costume to staff members while he was in the middle of a heated campaign last year. He also acknowledged taking two tablets of a pain killer that were given to him by an unnamed campaign donor.
This week the Oregonian reports, “Sources: Young woman accuses Oregon Rep. David Wu of aggressive, unwanted sexual encounter:”
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.
Wu, 56, did not respond to repeated questions from The Oregonian over the past four days.
Late Friday, Wu issued a one-sentence response: “This is very serious, and I have absolutely no desire to bring unwanted publicity, attention, or stress to a young woman and her family.”
(Kudos to the Oregonian for actually naming Wu’s party; we know how difficult that is for the MSM when someone from their side of the aisle is caught in a scandal.)
Anthony Weiner was reported to have finally gone into therapy this week. If the latest alleged incident involving Rep. Wu turns out to be true, perhaps it might be time for another Democratic congressman to join him there in the not too distant future.