The U.S. House of Representatives have been put in a precarious position. What would you do if your co-worker showed up to work poppin’ pain pills and sending you e-mails of himself dressed up as Tigger? After all of that has been witnessed, surely they’re saying, “Hey! What’s a Congress to do?” Being a congressman representing a whole state is not a laughing matter. It’s a position of prestige that shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially when you’re the first Chinese American to hold such a position.
Rep. David Wu (D-Or.) is on the hot seat for exposing himself as mentally incapacitated. According to New York Daily News, staffers became alarmed when they encountered the congressman popping pain pills, but that was exacerbated by pictures they received in their e-mails October 30, just days before he was re-elected. The pictures were of him standing somewhere red-faced in a complete Tiger costume. He looked, if I must keep it real, drunk off his ass!
The congressman went to Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos and gave his side of the story. He said that he had been under immense pressure during election time and that all of the behavior he exhibited was completely “unprofessional and inappropriate” and he regrets all of it. He has sought professional help.
Read more here on Congressman Wu and his future plans.