July 16th, 2013
11:01 AM ET

San Diego Mayor Refusing to Step Down

The mayor of San Diego is refusing to step down this morning. Bob Filner is accused of inappropriately touching and kissing former supporters, including an ex-staff member.

His chief of staff has resigned, his fiance left him, and now with threats of a sexual harassment, many are calling for his resignation, CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.

"...We need to stand by our women who have been abused, who have been sexually harassed and stand up for them and get him out of office," says Donna Frye, former San Diego councilwoman.

The backlash prompted the mayor to release an apology video on YouTube.

"I am embarrassed to admit that I have failed to fully respect the women who have worked for me and with me," Filner says in the video.

Can the mayor maintain his position? What do you think? Let us know.


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