Three high-profile Democrats who’ve long been among Mayor Bob Filner’s allies urged him to resign Thursday. Two of those requests, made by former Councilwoman Donna Frye and attorney Marco Gonzalez, were clearly tied to allegations – neither provided any specifics – that Filner mistreated female employees. Both made passionate pleas and focused on the harm done to the women involved.
Frye, tearing up, spoke about her obligation to help the women who’d confided in her. Gonzalez used fiery rhetoric that reached a crescendo when he quoted Dante.
Then there was Cory Briggs.
Briggs, an environmental attorney and open-government advocate, joined the call, but with a different charge entirely.