PA-Gov: Wolf Says He’ll Remove Kane If the Senate Votes Against Her
That is what the Governor told WITF radio this morning.
Last week, a State Senate committee voted 5-2 to recommend that the full body consider the AG’s case.
Gov. Wolf indicated that he believed the decision lies with the upper chamber, stating that he’ll “do their bidding” if they vote that way.
“They seem to think they have that power,” Wolf told WITF’s Smart Talk’s Scott LaMar “and if they vote that, evidently then that’s what my job has to be.”
Article VI Section 7 of the PA Constitution states that:
All civil officers shall hold their offices on the condition that they behave themselves well while in office, and shall be removed on conviction of misbehavior in office or of any infamous crime. Appointed civil officers, other than judges of the courts of record, may be removed at the pleasure of the power by which they shall have been appointed. All civil officers elected by the people, except the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, members of the General Assembly and judges of the courts of record, shall be removed by the Governor for reasonable cause, after due notice and full hearing, on the address of two-thirds of the Senate.
The above passage suggests that the initiative lies with the Governor, an interpretation that G. Terry Madonna agreed with later in the show.