Pennsylvania House to consider impeaching Attorney General Kathleen Kane

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) – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is scheduled to hold a hearing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on whether State Attorney General Kathleen Kane should be impeached.

The House Judiciary Committee will hold the hearing. Lawmakers will focus on the criminal charges Kane is facing.

Kane would face a Senate trail if the House does impeach her. That trial could take months to finish.

The House voted overwhelmingly last week to consider impeaching the embattled attorney general.

Earlier this month, the Senate failed to get the required two-thirds majority in a vote to remove Kane from office.

Kane is accused of leaking grand jury information and then lying about it under oath.

She has refused to resign and says the investigation is payback for her investigation of the “Porngate” scandal.

Kane’s law license is currently suspended by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She is not running for a second term.

Governor Tom Wolf said this week he’s endorsing Montgomery County Commissioners’ Chairman Josh Shapiro to be the next state attorney general.

Kane is the first woman and the first Democrat ever elected attorney general in Pennsylvania.


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