California Democratic Party Looked at Filner’s Progressive Politics, Gave Him a Pass on All the Harassment and Abuse
August 8, 2013 - 8:02 am
Open. Season. For pervy men on the left.
Update: Former Democratic Party Chairman Jess Durfee confirmed to U-T San Diego that Saldaña complained to him about Filner’s conduct. “He assured me there was nothing to be concerned about,” Durfee told the U-T. Filner also assured Durfee that no one had filed a sexual harassment complaint against him and that he had many female staffers. Durfee also said that he asked the women who spoke with Saldaña to contact him, but none did.
Update II: Busby responded to tell me that party leaders looked at Filner’s 30-year record of advocating for progressive causes when evaluating him as a candidate for mayor. Discussions involving Filner’s poor treatment of women never rose above rumor, she said.
“…he had many female staffers…”
Yeah. I’m sure he did.