Democratic Party Chair Calls for San Diego Mayor to Resign

Debbie Wasserman Schultz wants Bob Filner to go


The head of the Democratic Party on Friday urged San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign, following allegations from four more women that they were targets of his sexual advances. 

The statement from Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was also Filner's former House colleague, adds a new level of pressure on the defiant mayor, who so far has resisted calls to resign. 

"The misconduct Mayor Bob Filner has been accused of is reprehensible and indefensible. I am personally offended by his actions and I firmly believe no employee should face a hostile environment or harassment at their place of employment," Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. "There is no place for this type of conduct in the workplace and certainly not in our city halls and public offices. For the good of the City of San Diego, I call on Mayor Filner to resign."