David Wu Resigns as Congressman Amidst Sexual Assault Allegations

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It's a bad week for Democrats. First, Barack Obama interrupts The Bachelorette during a crucial moment.

Now, three days after reports surfaced that David Wu engaged in an “unwanted sexual encounter” with a young California woman last November, the seven-term Congressman from Oregon has resigned.

“The time has come to hand on the privilege of high office. I cannot care for my family the way I wish while serving in Congress and fighting these very serious allegations,” Wu said in a statement. “The well-being of my children must come before anything else. With great sadness, I therefore intend to resign effective upon the resolution of the debt-ceiling crisis.”

The accuser has not been named, but sources say she is the daughter of one of Wu's high school friends and she left a message on the politician's office voicemail last year.

In October 2010, Wu sent a a photo of himself donning a tiger costume to his congressional staff, many of whom resigned because they believed their boss to be unstable and in need of psychiatric help. The video above, from 2007, does little to discredit that notion.