Pelosi Seeks Ethics Probe of Rep. Wu

Urges investigation into alleged sex assault
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 25, 2011 6:07 AM CDT
FILE - In this March, 7, 2011 file photo, Oregon Democratic Congressman David Wu speaks after a luncheon in Hillsboro, Ore. Wu is calling a published report about an alleged unwanted sexual encounter...   (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
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(Newser) – On the heels of Saturday's news that a young woman has accused Rep. David Wu of sexual assault, Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats are demanding a House ethics investigation, the Washington Post reports. “I call on the Ethics Committee to initiate an investigation into the allegations against Congressman Wu,” minority leader Pelosi said in a statement. “With deep disappointment and sadness about this situation, I hope that the Ethics Committee will take up this matter.” Meanwhile, some insiders are saying Wu won’t seek reelection next year.

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