Newest Filner accusers: Women veterans who were raped while in the military
posted at 5:41 pm on August 7, 2013 by Allahpundit
Via Breitbart, I thought yesterday’s story about him allegedly harassing a brain-damaged Marine’s nurse would be the low point. Now, after reading this, I’m surprised that he didn’t harass the Marine too.
Are we at rock bottom, finally? What’s left?
Fernandez, along with Army veteran Gerri Tindley, joins 11 other women who have publicly accused Filner, 70, of making unwanted advances, from groping to verbal passes.
They are also among at least eight female veterans and members of the National Women’s Veterans Association of America (NWVAA) in San Diego who have made accusations against the mayor. Almost all of the women were victims of sexual assault while they were in the military…
“He went to dinners, asked women out to dinners, grabbed breasts, buttocks. The full gamut. Everything that is complete violation of what we stand for,” [NWVAA President Tara] Jones said. “He’s a sexual predator. And he used this organization for his own personal agenda.”…
“We’re all victims of military sexual assault. It appears to me that he was targeting the organization and hitting on the women of this organization because they were easy prey,” Fernandez said. “He’s part of an organization that’s against sexual assault and sexual violence against women and sexual harassment. And he’s doing the very thing that we are fighting to make stop in our service and in our country.”
Note well: That’s 13 women who have accused him publicly, plus six more women vets at the NWVAA who have accused him privately to Jones. If you think this isn’t somehow going to get worse, why not?
“But wait,” you say, “what is he doing spending so much time around women veterans in the first place?” Good question. The NWVAA reached out to him initially because, for 20 years before he was Mayor Filner, he was Congressman Filner. And not just any congressman: For four years, he was … chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. He knew that these women needed his help and he knew that they knew that he was in a position to help if they were, shall we say, agreeable. To him, they must have been, as one vet says in the clip below, “easy prey.” That’s the psychology we’re dealing with here. And that’s why, to repeat a point made once before, it’s almost impossible to believe that none of Filner’s pals in the House Democratic caucus had any idea what he was doing. The sheer volume alone suggests otherwise.
Breaking on Hot Air