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Nancy Pelosi’s (@nancypelosi) former colleague Bob Filner.

Apparently Nancy Pelosi doesn’t like it when people point out that fellow CPC founder Bob Filner is a former colleague:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may have worked alongside former Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.) for 10 years in Congress, but now that he’s facing a string of sexual harassment allegations, she isn’t exactly rising to his defense.

During a Thursday roundtable with reporters, Pelosi was touting a new Democratic push on women’s economic success when a reporter mentioned the allegations against Filner, now the mayor of San Diego, describing him as someone who Pelosi used to work with. Indeed, he and Pelosi were founding members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

“Don’t identify him as my former colleague,” Pelosi shot back with an agitated look.

Because then awful people might point out that Nancy Pelosi’s former colleague Bob Filner was somebody that Pelosi had worked with; and those same people might even mention that Nancy Pelosi has no intention of raking her former colleague Bob Filner over the coals for all that widespread – nay, rampant – sexual harassment.  Because awful people don’t understand that principles are all very well, but Nancy Pelosi’s former colleague Bob Filner is still a white, progressive male, and as such is apparently entitled to whatever protection Nancy Pelosi* can muster for her former colleague Bob Filner.

Nancy Pelosi’s former colleague Bob Filner.

Nancy Pelosi’s former colleague Bob Filner.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Did you hear? Bob Filner is Nancy Pelosi’s former colleague.

*Or other Democrats – hey! Blackmail allegations!

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