Monday, July 25, 2011

David Wu

David Wu To Finish TermOregon Representative David Wu revealed on Sunday, July 24, that he will not resign from his post. He further stated that he will complete his term in 2012 and then won’t run in the next elections. David Wu’s decision is in response to the campaign of Democratic leaders for the lawmaker to relinquish his post.
Why David Wu Is Urged To ResignReports have been circulating that David Wu was accused of an aggressive and unwanted sexual encounter with a woman in November of last year. Following the controversy, David Wu has not been seen in public and he also refused to issue a formal statement to answer the accusations. David Wu’s decision was opposed by Democratic leaders. They have been urging the lawmaker to resign because the controversy could negatively affect the party’s chances in the upcoming 2012 elections.
David Wu Faces Ethics Investigation
Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, is calling for an ethics inquiry regarding allegations that Rep. Wu had an aggressive sexual encounter with the daughter of his longtime friend. In a statement, Pelosi said “I call on the Ethics Committee to initiate an investigation into the allegations against Congressman Wu. With deep disappointment and sadness about this situation, I hope that the Ethics Committee will take up this matter.”
David Wu’s Other ControversiesDavid Wu has appeared in a negative light for months now due to the erratic behavior that resulted in the resignation of the majority of his senior staff. He even disclosed that he was advised to undergo treatment and counseling. The sexual allegation against the lawmaker was first reported by “The Oregonian.” According to reports, the incident was first known when the young woman called Wu’s district office in Portland this past spring.
The Impact Of David Wu’s DecisionThe decision of Rep. David Wu to stay and serve his constituents will affect the general opinion of him in his district. Some politicians in the state are also questioning David Wu’s decision. State Rep. Brad Witt is dubious of the Wu’s effectiveness in serving his district. Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, meanwhile, criticized David Wu’s plan because it would mean putting his personal interests first and ignoring his constituents.
In this article you learned that Rep. David Wu has made the decision not to resign from his position, despite the controversy he is currently snared in. Reports say that Wu made aggressive sexual advances toward the daughter of a longtime friend. The recent allegations, coupled with David Wu’s past behavior, have led citizens and lawmakers alike wonder if Wu is still capable of doing his job.

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