Democratic LG Candidates Differ on Stack Report
During a Lieutenant Governor debate on Monday, the Democratic candidates were split on whether Governor Tom Wolf should release the report into current Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack’s treatment of staff.
Former Philadelphia Deputy Mayor Nina Ahmad and Montgomery County businessman Ray Sosa both called on Wolf to release the report.
“It should be public. I do think citizens of Pennsylvania have the right to know what their officials are doing. But I understand the sensitivity we need to have with that,” Ahmad said according to the Patriot News.
“We work at the will of the people … I do think it should be public,” Sosa said.
Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman said they agreed with Wolf’s decision to not release the report.
“I have a great deal of trust in Gov. Wolf. He made the decision not to release the report, saying he was trying not to pile on because of some personal, mental health issues for Mrs. Stack. If [Wolf] felt there was something in there for the public to know, he would have done that,: Cozzone said.
“I have not seen it. I have not read it. He has. And he has made the decision that he will not release it. I … defer to his judgment on this issue,” Fetterman said.
Wolf ordered the Office of Inspector General to investigate Stack after accusations of verbal abuse by Stack and his wife of their security detail and staff in the Lieutenant Governor’s mansion surfaced. Wolf announced after the report was completed he would not release it to the public.
Stack did not participate in the debate because he was presiding over the state Senate.