Rep. Wu to resign

It doesn't appear to have been one thing that convinced Representative David Wu (D-OR) to give up his seat after the debt limit fight was over. Rather, it was the cumulative effect of pressure from his colleagues and folks back home that finally convinced him he should leave immediately instead of waiting until the end of his term. The New York Times: Pressure mounted Monday for Mr. Wu to resign; he said he would not seek re-election but would remain in office until the end of his term. Then, Representative Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California and the House minority leader, called for an ethics investigation into the accusations. And on Tuesday, Oregon's two senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Democrats, called on Mr. Wu to step down immediately. In a statement, they described the accusations against him as "both jarring and exceptionally serious" and said Mr. Wu had lost his ability to serve his constituents effectively. The state Democratic Party was preparing its own call...(Read Full Post)