Feinstein said on CNN's "State of the Union" yesterday that the embattled mayor is unable to "provide the kind of leadership that San Diegans want."
“Of all people, Bob Filner knows what public life is like; he served the time in the House. Being mayor of a big city, you’re a role model for people. You’re either inspirational to people or you aren't. It’s a very tough job. And I don’t think somebody who is lacking a moral compass really sets a role model.”
Filner's announcement that he will undergo two weeks of full-time therapy defies leaders of his own party who are demanding he step down. Seven women identified themselves as targets of Filner's unwanted advances that include touching. The San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee voted 34-6 to ask Filner to resign.
The 70-year-old Filner has acknowledged disrespecting and sometimes intimidating women. He has denied allegations of sexual harassment.