HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s attorney general is vowing to press on with an investigation into the exchange of lewd and objectionable emails on state computers after the defeat of a state Senate resolution to remove her.
Attorney General Kathleen Kane issued a statement Wednesday, shortly after the Senate failed to reach the supermajority required to kick her out of office as she fights criminal charges with a suspended law license.
She says the Senate vote will enable her to continue her investigation and help restore confidence in the state’s judges and prosecutors.
Kane also says the state House is acting too hastily in giving a committee power to begin a process that could result in her impeachment.
She says the House should wait to take up impeachment until the criminal case against her is over.
Kane is awaiting trial on charges she illegally leaked grand jury material and lied about it.