Former Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, a Democrat, says she told California Democrat Party leaders about San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s habit of groping and sexually harassing women two years ago. The party covered it all up.
Saldaña said that in summer 2011 six prominent women in local politics, business and education told her that Filner had physically or verbally harassed them. Saldaña had been exploring what turned out to be an unsuccessful bid for Congress and the conversations came in the context of the 2012 elections.
Saldaña said she contacted former party Chairman Jess Durfee with the allegations and Durfee was among a group of Democratic leaders who met with Filner to discuss them that summer. She said nothing happened.
“As disgraceful as Bob’s behavior has been, it’s been tolerated by our Democratic Party leadership,” she said.
Party leaders, she said, made it clear that if people didn’t support Filner they wouldn’t receive their support again.
Gotta wonder where the national media are on this. And the Emily’s List/NOW/NARAL crowd. It’s a real Sherlock Holmes mystery.