Rep. Wu won't resign over allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenager

The congressman who has admitted he has mental health problems and has also fessed up to what he calls a "consensual" sexual encounter with a barely legal teenager, begged Nancy Pelosi over the weekend to keep his job. Politico is reporting that he has agreed not to run for re-election in 2012, but that he refuses to resign: "He isn't going to be running for reelection," a Wu adviser, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told POLITICO late Sunday night. "But he hasn't done anything that rises to the level of requiring him to resign." With a defiant Wu staying put, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called on the Ethics Committee to investigate the explosive allegations against him. "I call on the Ethics Committee to initiate an investigation into the allegations against Congressman Wu," Pelosi said in a statement released after Wu's decision to stay put. "With deep disappointment and sadness about this situation, I hope that the Ethics Committee will take up this...(Read Full Post)