Once again we see that Kamala Harris is nothing more than a hypocrite. She criticized Florida officials who let Jeffrey Epstein walk away with a slap on the wrist, but she has one just as bad when she was the California AG.
The mayor of San Diego, Mayor Bob Filner, a Democrat was accused of sexually harassing twenty women. He was forced to resign but Harris charged him with only false imprisonment and battery against three women in exchange for a light sentence.
He was facing five years in prison but served just 3 months of house arrest and was exempted from registering as a sex offender.
So rather than spend five years behind bars, Filner got three months of house arrest, three years’ probation, and some loss of his mayoral pension.
It’s a deal that probably wouldn’t be considered acceptable today, critics said.
“The cultural change since #MeToo is having an impact of how prosecutors listen to victims now. I think it all comes down to whether we believe women and how seriously we take these allegations. In serious instances, you need serious consequences,” Maya Raghu, director of workplace equality and senior counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, told the Washington Examiner.
“Powerful people can afford high-profile legal counsel that others don’t have access to. People [such as Filner] know how to leverage the system in their favor.”
Harris’ campaign remained defiant and said in a statement that the Filner plea deal actually further boosts the California Democrat’s records as a prosecutor.
“She prosecuted a politician from her own party for sexual harassment, and he pled guilty to a felony,” the campaign’s spokesperson told the outlet.
“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.’”