Congressman Scott Peters issued this statement on the allegations of sexual harassment levied against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner:
"Today serious and grievous accusations of harassment have been conveyed against Mayor Bob Filner by people I know and trust. I just heard about them yesterday, and we do not yet know all the facts.
However, if the allegations are true, this behavior is inexcusable, shows terrible disregard for women, the voters, and the thousands of people who worked tirelessly to support the Mayor's candidacy.
As elected officials, we should be held to a high standard. The people we represent put their faith in us and we owe to them to live up to their expectations. I look forward to a full airing of the facts. If these accusations are proven true, Mayor Filner will face real, tough and serious consequences. I'm angry and disappointed that our city is facing this terrible situation and I'm sorry that many people have been and will be hurt."