Wagner Resigns from Senate to Focus on Gubernatorial Bid
According to the Post-Gazette Wagner sent a letter to Senate President Joe Scarnati on Wednesday that he will officially resign on Monday after delivering a farewell address to the Senate.
“Scott realizes that the way he can bring about the most change and do the most good for the commonwealth is to devote all his time and energy toward getting elected governor and giving Pennsylvanians a different choice,” Wagner’s campaign spokesman Andrew Romeo told the Post-Gazette.
Governor Tom Wolf’s campaign called out the timing of Wagner’s resignation, ahead of the budget process allowing him to not have to vote for or against next year’s budget.
“Scott Wagner’s decision to resign one week after skipping crucial votes to protect children in order to attend a political corporate policy summit, and one month before the budget deadline, proves that he is the very worst of Harrisburg,” Wolf’s communications director Beth Melena said.