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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:58 AM Jul 2020

Shahid Buttar, Nancy Pelosi's election opponent, accused of sex harassment [View all]


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.

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.

“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.

Shahid: "He is a democratic socialist who says Pelosi is insufficiently progressive"

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.


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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