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Let me be absolutely clear.
The behavior I have engaged in over many years.
My failure to respect women.
In the intimidating contact -- times.
It is undermine what I have spent my whole professional life working on the fighting for equality and justice for all people.
And is simply not acceptable for me to try to explain away my conduct as the product of the standards of a different generation.
To my staff.
I apologize to the citizens and staff members who have supported me over many years.
I apologize to the people of San Diego.
And most of all they apologized the women.
That I have offended.
Over the last week or so I reached out of the men and women who have served on my staff and others who -- have worked with over the years.
For my behavior.
In addition we have instituted.
Changes in how the mayor's office is run.
However words alone are not enough.
I -- for my conduct.
And I must take responsibility for my conduct -- -- taking action so that such conduct.
Does not ever happen again.
So I'm beginning on on August 5.
-- be entering a behavior counseling clinic.
To undergo two weeks of intensive therapy to begin the process of addressing my behavior.
During this time period -- at the clinic full time.
-- every morning and evening I will be briefed on city activities.
This intensive counseling would just be the first step.
In what will be a continuing program that -- -- involved ongoing regular counseling.
I must become a better person.
And my hope is that becoming a better person.
I put myself in a position to someday be forgiven.
However -- before I even asked.
Before even think of asking for forgiveness.
I need to demonstrate that my behavior has changed.
And that will only happen over time and only if such incidents never ever happen again.
So when I return on August 19.
Might -- -- will be on making sure.
That I'm doing right by this city.
In terms of being the best -- I can be.
And the best person I must be.
Thank you out all of these.
In answer to your question though it.
I am going to enter full time treatment for two weeks he says.
But will be briefed in the morning and the evening on city activities.
-- -- -- The failure of the audio is a metaphor for his mayor morality he still doesn't get -- It's completely unsatisfactory.
He is trying to hold on the age of 71 even though everybody wants him out.
Would this last straw.
What they have to do now if he's not -- -- is recall.
Bob Cusack is the managing editor of the hill newspaper and up to speed on this story.
Bob you're your take.
I think about it at disastrous press conference for elder obviously Democrat.
Leaders of the of the party would have -- it blows it every -- Mitchell.
Not criticize -- -- watch Mitchell calling him to step aside.
That this is not gonna lie that was just not a good performance and just last week you would think that.
-- didn't indicate -- well now he's debating it.
It didn't -- that remorseful.
He's clear that he -- this day in office that remain in power and I think the pressure is now going to.
But double on the democratic side left to worry about that I mean if anything we did that Bob -- and the Democratic Party can mean it date there is always a battle for women votes and -- And you've seen party leaders now want these two guys that in the longer run.
You know agreed that -- that -- notable differences.
Anthony Weiner and it is has not at this moment been elected by the people to serve them in any way.
This man was elected may hear of the six largest city in America.
People inside his own party are demanding that he leave.
And today he put a band aid on on a broad and open wound without any stitches this is.
Yes but everything I've heard in San Diego this will not flop -- I -- does he not have advisors around him who were telling them the truth this is.
What happened shepherd when you get bull headed -- -- one reason why people think that politicians of the lowest form of human life he's got one.
-- to power and he's not gonna let it go you know I agree the Democratic Party has is -- first democratic mayor in years in San Diego.
And they've really got to be concerned -- this guy who -- It'll be visually very interesting to hear that the incoming from San Diego after this the mayor says he's going to be in treatment 24 hours a day and still run the city.
I'm trying to figure I'm trying to from the seat -- like Michael Bloomberg I mean running the city of San Diego -- it's it's not run and Holly Springs.
There's work to be done.
I'm out I'm astounded by this Ed.
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