Senate vote to remove Pennsylvania AG fails

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania senators have failed to muster enough votes to remove state Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office.

It’s a win for the embattled prosecutor who’s fighting criminal charges she leaked secret grand jury material.

The Senate voted 29-19 on Wednesday in favor of a resolution that asserted there was reasonable cause to direct Gov. Tom Wolf to remove Kane on grounds that her lack of an active law license makes it impossible to perform her duties.

But it needed a two-thirds majority of the 50-seat Senate.

The state Supreme Court suspended Kane’s law license in October.

Also Wednesday, the state House approved a resolution to investigate whether to start a more conventional removal process that would require impeachment by the House and a vote in the Senate.

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