Rep. David Wu
(D-Ore.) made his resignation official, clearing the way for a special election
to succeed him.
“Serving as a U.S. congressman has been the greatest
honor of my life. There is no other job where you get up each day and ask, ‘How
can I try to make the world a better place today?'” Wu said in a statement from
his office, which said the resignation would take effect at 11:59 p.m.
had been under fire after the young daughter of a campaign contributor accused
him of an “unwanted sexual encounter.”
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