THE WEEK: SEPTEMBER 3-9

SEPTEMBER 3-9

NATION

PACKING IT IN

Before a hushed and somber Senate, a teary Bob Packwood told his colleagues, "It is my duty to resign." The Oregon Republican's decision followed a stunning and unanimous vote by the Ethics Committee to recommend his expulsion. The committee issued its final report on the case, which found that Packwood had engaged in sexual misconduct against nearly a score of women, improperly sought a job for his wife from lobbyists and altered pertinent evidence. What ensued was a gripping 24-hour endgame that saw Packwood first declaring his intention to fight on in the full Senate, then slowly...

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