AG Kane blasts House impeachment resolution

Kathleen Kane
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor says the House Judiciary Committee should be looking into the state’s judicial system, which she says is broken, rather than starting a process that could result in her impeachment.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane issued a statement Tuesday saying she wonders, as a taxpayer, why Republicans are spending time and money in an effort to remove her.

Kane says she hopes “political fury” doesn’t trump what she calls “a fair and impartial justice system” in Pennsylvania.

House Judiciary Committee members voted unanimously earlier in the day to launch an investigation with subpoena power into whether Kane should be removed for “misbehavior in office.”


PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:
State lawmakers are starting a second process to consider the possible removal of embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

The House Judiciary Committee planned to consider a resolution Tuesday to authorize a group with subpoena power to make recommendations about her removal for “misbehavior in office.”

Kane, a Democrat, is battling criminal allegations she leaked secret grand jury material and lied about it under oath. She’s asked the state Supreme Court to reinstate her law license.

A state Senate committee is scheduled to issue its own report Wednesday about whether Kane’s lack of a valid law license has made it impossible for her to do the job.

The Senate could invoke an obscure constitutional provision for the chamber to remove her.

A Kane spokesman didn’t return messages seeking comment.

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