Nothing like prominent Democrats getting out in front of a scandal involving one of their own. Oh, wait…
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California on Sunday joined a growing list of Democrats calling on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign due to allegations that he has sexually harassed women, intensifying the pressure on him to step down.
“I don’t think that somebody who is lacking a moral compass really sets a role model or really will provide the kind of leadership that San Diegans want,” Feinstein, a former mayor of San Francisco, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I suspect there will be recalls, and the people will judge,’’ she said. “I think he should make it easier and resign.”
Filner, a Democrat, has rejected calls to resign. H said Friday that he was entering therapy for two weeks to learn how to behave better.
We’ve known about this scumbag’s antics for weeks and just now she speaks up? We suspect her the the Sisterhood of Perpetual Grievance would have chimed in a lot sooner if the perp had an (R) after his name. Meanwhile, a Filner intern said His Filthiness would routinely berate and belittle women in his longtime War on Women.
An unpaid intern in the office of Mayor Bob Filner says he quit in protest after seeing the mayor repeatedly “berate and belittle women in the office.”
Christopher Baker, in a signed declaration given to KPBS, says that derogatory terms about women and “the physical contact is what I noticed most.”
The declaration mentions a woman who, after a press conference in La Jolla, asked for a picture with the mayor.
The 70-year-old Democrat “started telling her that she was beautiful and asking about her relationship status. I noticed that he was very touchy, in a way that he never is with men.”
In the declaration, Baker says that he doubts other staff members will tell the truth about Filner “because people’s jobs are on the line.” He said he quit his job because “it compromised my moral compass too much to continue working in that environment. It’s not how my father raised me to behave around women.”