Remind us again about this so-called Republican war on women. Another doozy from the Party of Perverts.
Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner defiantly rejected calls for his resignation after former supporters came forward with lurid allegations that he repeatedly groped and forced himself on women.
A former councilwoman called Filner “tragically unsafe for any woman to approach.”
The new details fueled the controversy that has rocked California’s second-largest city. Former supporters described Filner as a chronic harasser.
Two attorneys said Filner’s inappropriate behavior was so common at City Hall that employees had coined the term “The Filner Dance” to describe how workers dodge his sexual advances.
Yet Filner refused pleas to resign.
In an interview with San Diego station KUSI, he said he was entitled to a fair investigation.
Further, he said: “I’m a hugger, with both men and women and if it turns out that … those are taken in an offensive manner, I need to have a greater sense of awareness of what I am doing.”
• A campaign volunteer who said Filner kissed her — “jamming his tongue down her throat” — on a public sidewalk and later groped her under her bra when she drove him back to his office.
• A constituent who attended one of Filner’s monthly meet-and-greet events at City Hall. She said the mayor took her to an enclosed area, dismissed a staff member, asked her out on a date and then grabbed and kissed her. She left immediately.
• A mayoral staffer, who spent six months working for Filner, complained that “he grabbed her ass and touched her chest.”
Can you imagine a Republican trying to remain in office with this track record?