What a mess – “Men” at all levels of government and political leadership.
Bob Filner, as chronicled by CNN of all places: Filner is a former dem congressman and dem mayor of San Diego.
Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was sentenced Monday to 90 days in home confinement, three years’ probation, and a series of fines totaling about $1,500 for assaulting three women while in office.
The 71-year-old pleaded guilty in October to forcibly kissing or grabbing three women at campaign events or at City Hall — one a felony false imprisonment charge, the other two misdemeanor battery charges. Filner entered the guilty plea under a deal with prosecutors.
Please note that John Cox – whom I am helping with his Governor race provided the seed money to recall Bob Filner from office.
Filner can’t be the only politician with a trail like this: 13 women went on the record against him. And unlike the liars that accused President Trump, there was actually a prosecution. Unlike President Trump who has lit up his accusers, even causing one of them to double down with a lawsuit, Filner folded like a cheap lawnchair.
Democrat Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra? You’ll love this, he got establishment support and endorsements from people who knew what he did:
More than a half dozen sitting lawmakers gave money to his 2012 campaign for the Assembly, including then-Assemblyman Isadore Hall who served on the rules committee during the investigation, and Padilla, who by then had been elected to the state Senate. He was endorsed by the California Democratic Party. Bocanegra even won the endorsement of Sen. Ron Calderon – the victim’s boss, who she said knew about the groping incident when it occurred.
The victim, who filed a complaint with the Assembly Rules Committee, said Bocanegra’s behavior was widely known in Capitol circles at the time. The Assembly investigators interviewed 15 people in probing the complaint of Elise Flynn Gyore, now a chief of staff in the Senate, that Bocanegra stalked her like a predator around a downtown Sacramento club and grabbed her underneath her clothes in 2009.
That’s awesome, huh? I’ve heard about at least 3 more members of the legislature whose forays may come out in to the open. I wonder how many complaints the rules committee gets?
I’ve heard that Democrat Senate Majority Leader Kevin DeLeon is no saint himself and may well have some explaining to do of his own. It suggests that the recent move to hire investigators to review harassment claims may well be a cover up similar to Robert Mueller’s Russia Did it BS investigation in light of Fusion GPS and the Uranium One Scandal.