House OKs Kane impeachment process as Senate debates removal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – As Pennsylvania state senators debate whether to order the removal of Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office, the House of Representatives is advancing a second process to explore Kane’s removal.

The House voted 170-12 on Wednesday to authorize the Judiciary Committee to make a recommendation about whether Kane should be impeached.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Ron Marsico has said committee work on a Kane impeachment process could be finished in May or June.

In the meantime, the Senate is in its second hour of debate over whether it should invoke a section of the state constitution last used in 1891 to remove Kane from office. Kane’s called the Senate’s maneuver unconstitutional, but hasn’t said what she’ll do if it passes.

Republican senators have argued in favor of removing Kane, while all but one Democrat has opposed it during debate.

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