San Diego Democrats Decide Not To Ask Embattled Mayor Filner To Resign

The San Diego County Democratic Party decided Thursday night not to ask embattled Mayor Bob Filner to resign over allegations of sexual harassment, the U-T San Diego reported

The party split into two camps: those who believe that anonymous allegations don’t merit a demand for Filner’s resignation, and those who would ask him to step down for violating the party’s trust, according to party Chair Francine Busby. After the deliberations Busby told reporters that the party feels “betrayed” it has to address the accusations against Filner, according to the U-T. 

“We all condemn it,” Busby said, as quoted by the U-T. “It’s abhorrent and we stand with these women. If the mayor has done this and it is proven to be true, we will ask for his immediate resignation.”

Filner was invited to attend the party meeting but was a no-show, according to the U-T.

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