You may have heard of Rep. David Wu (D-Oregon) when news came out that he’s a complete loon. He even admitted that he had sought mental health treatment.
That’s a photo of Wu taken shortly before last November’s election. We haven’t heard much about Wu from the media, certainly nowhere near as much as we’ve heard about Michele Bachmann’s headaches. They’ll probably ignore the allegation that he forced himself on the young daughter of one of his friends.
Two people with knowledge of the recording and the later conversation with Wu said the alleged incident took place over Thanksgiving weekend. Sources said they were told that the woman went outside and Wu left after her. The sexual encounter followed, they said.
Two sources said the woman believed there was not enough evidence to press charges. There were no witnesses, and it would be her word against a seven-term member of the U.S. Congress.
The alleged incident raises new questions about Wu’s behavior during the 1st District congressman’s re-election campaign last year. According to staff at the time and emails from the period, he behaved so erratically that staff avoided scheduling him for public appearances and ran a campaign that relied heavily on advertising. Shortly before the Nov. 2 election, senior staff quietly shut down the campaign office and sent other campaign workers home.
In February, following unexpectedly large staff turnover, Wu acknowledged extreme stress last year, which he attributed to the campaign and problems in his marriage. He and his wife are in the process of getting a divorce. He said he sought counseling and has taken medication for an unspecified mental condition.
The Southern California incident allegedly occurred a little over three weeks after the election.
Can you imagine what the press would do if Wu was a Republican? Oh wait, they’ll just tell us Wu is a Republican.