Top House Democrats, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, are again calling for the Ethics Committee to investigate one of their own, this time following allegations of sexual misconduct by Oregon Rep. David Wu.
The Oregonian newspaper reported last week that the daughter of a longtime Wu campaign donor called the congressman's office this spring and accused him of "an unwanted sexual encounter." The newspaper said Wu, 56, acknowledged the incident, which occurred over Thanksgiving in Orange County, but said it was consensual.
[Updated, 10:03 a.m., July 25: ABC News reported that the woman graduated from high school in 2010, according to her Facebook page.]
"With deep disappointment and sadness about this situation, I hope that the Ethics Committee will take up this matter," Pelosi said in a statement to reporters late Sunday.