Pa. chief justice says he has no view on if Kane should quit

Kathleen Kane
FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2015 file photo, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. The state's highest court on Monday, Sept, 21, 2015, ordered the temporary suspension of Kane's law license, a step that could trigger a Senate vote to remove her as she faces criminal charges. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s chief justice says he has “absolutely no view” on whether the state’s attorney general should resign from office.

Chief Justice Thomas Saylor told the Pennsylvania Press Club on Monday that he views the decision as “purely a personal matter” for Kathleen Kane.

The Supreme Court a week ago voted unanimously to temporarily suspend Kane’s license to practice law.

Kane faces criminal allegations she leaked secret grand jury information to a newspaper and then lied to cover it up.

Saylor says the high court doesn’t have the ability to remove Kane or any other high-level government official.

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