President Obama yet to weigh in on controversy surrounding San Diego Mayor Bob Filner
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SAN DIEGO - President Barack Obama has not "weighed in" on the controversy surrounding embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, a White House spokesman said Tuesday.
While numerous local and national political figures have called for Filner to step down as mayor of the nation's eighth-largest city, Obama has not commented on the issue.
When a reporter asked White House spokesman Josh Earnest for the president's opinion, he replied: "The president hasn't weighed in on this issue, and I haven't talked with him about it."
After further questioning from the reporter regarding Obama's role as leader of the Democratic Party, Earnest said, "I haven't spoken to the president about it."
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, California's two Democratic senators and other legislators have demanded that Filner -- who's accused of sexually harassing numerous women and is under investigation for alleged misuse of city-issued credit cards and shakedowns of developers -- resign from office.
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