The Washington Free Beacon reports:
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, whose political career has been aided by the left-leaning Middle East activist group J Street, announced his resignation from office on Friday amid a drawn-out and escalating sexual harassment scandal.
Eighteen women have stepped forward in recent weeks to accuse the former congressman and J Street-endorsee of sexual harassment, ranging from lewd pick-up lines to face-slobbering and unwanted groping.
In a defiant and emotional resignation speech on Friday, Filner blasted the media coverage of the scandal described the pressure on him to resign as a “political coup.”
“I can’t afford to continue this battle,” said Filner.