A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Madision, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, & Washington Counties until 8am Saturday morning.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Oregon Congressman David Wu is becoming the second House Democrat in the last six weeks to have to resign as a result of a sex scandal.
Wu announced today that he'll leave office amid the political
fallout from the allegations of an 18-year-old woman that she had
an unwanted sexual encounter with him.
Last month, New York's Anthony Weiner (WEE'-nur) resigned after
sending lewd photos of himself through Twitter.
Wu had said yesterday he would stay in office but not seek
re-election. But in a statement today, he says he's resigning as
soon as the debt-ceiling crisis is resolved. He says he's doing so
for the well-being of his children.
Wu's hometown newspaper, the Oregonian, reported that the woman
decided not to press charges because there were no witnesses. It
also reported that Wu told senior aides that the sexual encounter
Wu separated from his wife more than a year ago. He was elected
to Congress in 1998 as the first Chinese-American to serve in the
Oregon's Democratic governor will set the date for a special
election to replace him.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.