House Initiates Impeachment Proceedings Against Kane
According to Kevin Zwick of Capitolwire, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to give the Subcommittee on the Courts power to conduct their own investigation and to recommend possible impeachment proceedings.
The Chair of the subcommittee is actually State Rep. Todd Stephens, who briefly ran for Attorney General last year. The makeup of the body is four Republican members and two Democrats.
The full House still needs to approve the resolution before the committee can begin its work, which would include subpoena power.
Unsurprisingly, Kathleen Kane gave an indignant response when asked about the prospect of impeachment.
“As a taxpayer, I’m wondering why the Republicans have spent so much time and money on doing everything they can to remove an independent attorney general who has an investigation by a special prosecutor into racist, misogynistic, and homophobic emails circulated by government officials, including Assistant United States Attorney from [House Judiciary Committee Chairman] Rep. Marsico’s district, and the impact of this network on our judicial system,” Kane wrote. “Why isn’t the Judiciary Committee looking into the exchange by the judiciary and alleged cover ups by government officials to fix a judicial system that is clearly broken. I would hope that political fury does not trump a fair and impartial justice system for the people of PA.”