HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Senate is moving ahead with a process that could result in the removal from office of Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
All 50 senators voted Wednesday for a plan that involves a Jan. 12 committee hearing where the first-term Democrat can testify on her own behalf, submit written remarks or send a lawyer.
The focus of the hearing will be whether Kane can perform the duties of her office with a suspended law license.
Two-thirds of the Senate would have to approve in order for her to be removed.
The Supreme Court voted in September to suspend her while she fights criminal charges she leaked secret grand jury material and lied about it.
Kane’s spokesman says the Senate process isn’t constitutional.