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Budi

(15,325 posts)
Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:58 AM Jul 2020

Shahid Buttar, Nancy Pelosi's election opponent, accused of sex harassment

https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Shahid-Buttar-Nancy-Pelosi-s-election-15424675.php


A woman who said she has known San Francisco congressional candidate Shahid Buttar for nearly 20 years is accusing him of repeatedly sexually harassing her.

Elizabeth Croydon, a comedian, artist and filmmaker, wrote in a Medium post published Tuesday that Buttar harassed her starting when they both lived in Washington, D.C., in 2003, and continued to do so over several years.

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Buttar is challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a fellow Democrat, for the San Francisco seat she has held since 1987. He is a democratic socialist who says Pelosi is insufficiently progressive.

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“We on the left must hold ourselves to a higher standard as we are committed to creating a just and equitable world, free from sexual misconduct, misogyny and bullying,” Croydon wrote. “The left can do better than Shahid Buttar.”

The San Francisco chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is considering rescinding its endorsement of Buttar in response to Croydon’s charges.

“Sexual harassment and gender discrimination are antithetical to the principles of democratic socialism, and are issues that DSA San Francisco takes seriously,” Yuhe Faye Wang, co-chair of the organization’s steering committee, said in an email to The Chronicle. Wang said the group is “in the process of gathering information” and would not comment further until it takes up the issue Aug. 4.
“These allegations are deeply disturbing. As soon as I learned of them, I signed a ... petition to unendorse him, and immediately had my name taken off Shahid’s website,” Preston said in a statement to The Chronicle.
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Shahid: "He is a democratic socialist who says Pelosi is insufficiently progressive"
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Idiot. He clearly has no clue what progressive means. Its not just a trendy word that gets you in the group.
It is the code you live by.

#BYESHAHID
👎

This is the guy who stuck the standard label on Speaker Pelosi, calling her ...wait for it..."Corporate Democrat". 😄

They need to find some new code words.

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Shahid Buttar, Nancy Pelosi's election opponent, accused of sex harassment (Original Post) Budi Jul 2020 OP
no surprise. that's why he wants to get rid of HER JI7 Jul 2020 #1
Yup. HER & Corporatist both! Budi Jul 2020 #2
Are the folks who endorsed him aware of the allegations? lapucelle Jul 2020 #3
Don't know whether to laugh, cry or recoil. Budi Jul 2020 #4
Cenk actually got only 6.5% in his primary. George II Jul 2020 #5
6% Cenk Budi Jul 2020 #7
Pathetic still_one Jul 2020 #10
Add to that list the following (from Buttar's website): George II Jul 2020 #6
All those endorsers & he only managed 13% ?? Budi Jul 2020 #8
Goodbye and good riddance. NurseJackie Jul 2020 #9
 

Budi

(15,325 posts)
2. Yup. HER & Corporatist both!
Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:16 AM
Jul 2020

They really need to do better at vetting.
Maybe Cenk & Rogan chose him to run against Pelosi.

lapucelle

(18,419 posts)
3. Are the folks who endorsed him aware of the allegations?
Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:34 AM
Jul 2020

Marianne Williamson
Susan Sarandon
Linda Sarsour
Dr. Cornel West
Shaun King

https://shahidforchange.us/endorsements-2020/

 

Budi

(15,325 posts)
4. Don't know whether to laugh, cry or recoil.
Thu Jul 23, 2020, 11:57 AM
Jul 2020

Marianne Williamson
Susan Sarandon
Linda Sarsour
Dr. Cornel West
Shaun King

Well, if voters didn't know who he was before, they'll know now!


He got 13% in the primary. About what Cenk the creeper got.
He's wearing Birx's scarf!




George II

(67,782 posts)
6. Add to that list the following (from Buttar's website):
Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:26 PM
Jul 2020

Organizations:

The People for Bernie
San Francisco Berniecrats
Progressive Democrats of America (San Francisco Chapter)
San Francisco Democratic Socialists of America
Bay Area for Bernie
Our Revolution (East Bay)
Our Revolution (Contra Costa)
r/Sanders for President

https://shahidforchange.us/endorsements-2020/

NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
9. Goodbye and good riddance.
Fri Jul 24, 2020, 07:20 AM
Jul 2020
Shahid: "He is a democratic socialist who says Pelosi is insufficiently progressive"
Oh brother. Everyone knows what this is all about. I don't even need to elaborate. (And I won't, for obvious reasons.)

This is the guy who stuck the standard label on Speaker Pelosi, calling her ...wait for it..."Corporate Democrat".
I wonder where he got that from?
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