San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announced today he will take a break from his duties and seek counseling for his behavior, which has prompted at least seven women to come forward and say that he groped or kissed them inappropriately.
And Filner’s own Democratic Party has asked him to resign.
Filner’s response? He’ll “let it play out in court.”
Earlier, San Diego Republicans suggested he adopt a course of action that would remove him from the public eye.
“Democrats have failed to protect the women of San Diego that continue to be in danger of new harassment and retaliation for speaking up against unwanted sexual advances,” said the executive director of the San Diego Republican Party, Francis Barraza.