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Pelosi won’t say whether Filner should resign

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday declined to weigh in on whether San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D), her former colleague in the California congressional delegation, should step down over sexual harassment allegations.

“What goes on in San Diego is up to the people of San Diego," Pelosi said at a briefing with reporters. "I’m not here to make any judgments – or even be fully versed on what happened. My colleagues, who do represent San Diego, have made their statements on the subject. But that’s all I’ll say on that.”

In another forum with reporters on Thursday, Pelosi asked them not to identify Filner as her "former colleague."

Filner served in Congress until retiring in 2012. He won his seat as mayor earlier this year.

Several former supporters and San Diego-area members of Congress -- including Reps. Scott Peters (D) and Susan Davis (D) -- have asked that he step down, citing a number of allegations of improper treatment of women.

Filner to this point has withstood calls for him to step aside.


Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.

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