As if Weinergate wasn’t enough, we now have Wugate… or something like that.
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.
And if that wasn’t enough, it’s apparently not the first time Wu has had this sort of issue:
In 2004, The Oregonian reported on a 1976 case when Wu was a student at Stanford University and was disciplined for trying to force an ex-girlfriend to have sex.
Wu refused interview requests related to the Stanford incident for months and hired an attorney who aggressively attacked the paper’s reporting and sought to stop publication.
Let’s hope Wu decides to come clean soon and save the entire country a replay of Weinergate… but I wouldn’t place any large wagers on it. Oh, and expecting Nancy Pelosi or the rest of the Democrat Leadership in the House to do anything about this would be about like betting on the Houston Astros (current record 33 wins, 67 losses) to make it to the postseason this year.