Rep. Diana DeGette‏ alleges she was sexually assaulted by former San Diego mayor

KUSA - A Colorado congresswoman has alleged she was sexually assaulted by the former, but now disgraced, mayor of San Diego years ago. 

Rep. Diana DeGette‏, a Democrat who represents Colorado's 1st district, spoke with MSNBC's Katy Tur and told her story on Monday during Meet The Press Daily. 

DeGette‏ says Bob Filner, a former 10-term congressman, made unwanted advances on her before he became the mayor San Diego. 

"Some years ago, I was in an elevator and then-congressman Bob Filner tried to pin me to the door of the elevator and kissed me and I pushed him away," DeGette‏ said. 

"And of course some years later he left Congress [and] he became the mayor of San Diego and he had to leave that position for harassing younger women," DeGette‏ said. 

According to the Los Angles Times, Filner's resignation came after more than a dozen women came forward during the summer of 2013 with allegations of sexual harassment. 

A jury determined Filner had harassed a longtime city parks employee because of her gender. 

Watch DeGette‏'s entire interview below:

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