New allegations prompt Dems review stance on Filner

New allegations prompt Dems review stance on Filner

fox5sandiego.com

SAN DIEGO — A day after two more women accused the mayor of San Diego of sexual harassment, the county Democratic Party Thursday will meet for the second time to work out its stance on the political future of Bob Filner.

Party committee members met last Thursday for more than three hours but failed to reach a consensus on whether to support the 70-year-old Filner, whose resignation is being clamored for by several local office holders and civic leaders, both Democrat and Republican.

In a statement released after last week’s meeting, committee chairwoman Francine Busby said that, although committee members were divided, there would be grounds for Filner’s resignation if the sexual harassment allegations turn out to be true.

“I can share some broad areas of agreement among Democratic Party leaders,” she said. “We unequivocally condemn sexual harassment and workplace intimidation. We abhor the actions he is alleged to have…

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