Kamala Harris, call your office:
NEW: As Attorney General, Kamala Harris gave a sweet deal to serial harasser/assaulter Democrat Bob Filner that let him escape jail time and the sex offender registry list. Multiple women alleged Filner put them into headlocks.
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) July 18, 2019
More from the Washington Examiner’s Emily Larsen and Joseph Simonson:
In 2013, about 20 women accused Filner, a two-decade Democratic congressman-turned-San Diego mayor, of sexual harassment and misconduct. Some said he put them in “Filner headlocks.”
Harris’ office drew considerable criticism in 2013 for allowing Filner to plead guilty to state charges of false imprisonment and battery against three Jane Does in exchange for a light sentence. Filner could have faced up to five years in prison, but the plea bargain instead gave him three months of house arrest, three years’ probation, and partial loss of his mayoral pension.
As Larsen and Simonson note, Harris’ presidential campaign biography conveniently leaves that out in any mention of her prosecutorial career. Funny, that. Can’t imagine why they’d think that’s not worth mentioning.
— LaurieAnn 🧚🏻♂️ (@mooshakins) July 18, 2019
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) July 18, 2019
This is problematic.
— Weezy1 (@threewireman) July 18, 2019
Kamala Harris: tough on parents of kids who skip school, easy on bosses putting women into headlocks. https://t.co/DUpssN0Qhl
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) July 18, 2019
But maybe we’re getting ahead of ourselves. After all, it’s not as if this makes Kamala Harris look hypocritical on yet another issue. Just ask her spokesman:
A spokesman for Harris’ presidential campaign, Ian Sams, said the candidate should actually be praised for the Filner case outcome.
“She prosecuted a politician from her own party for sexual harassment, and he pled guilty to a felony,” Sams said. “She was broadly praised for taking action, including by the Republican San Diego County district attorney who said it sent ‘a strong message that nobody is above the law, abuse of women won’t be tolerated and victims will be treated with respect.'”
Oh, well. In that case, let’s give her a big round of applause. If anything, we should be thanking her! She let Filner escape with a slap on the wrist but it was a very firm slap, you guys. Promise.
Not shocked.. let’s see if the news goes crazy.. my bet they won’t
— Indp04 (@indp04) July 18, 2019
We’re waiting with bated breath!