After being arraigned on charges of obstructing administration of law or government function, official repression, criminal conspiracy, perjury and false swearing on Saturday, Kane held a press conference today where she denied her involvement in illegal activity.
“My defense will be I broke no laws of this Commonwealth. Period,” Kane said.
While the attorney general plans to fight this case to the bitter end, she may not still be the chief lawyer of the state by the time everything is said and done.
Dauphin County resident and political activist Gene Stilp has filed a petition with the PA Supreme Court Disciplinary Board to suspend Kane’s law license, which would leave her unable to continue in her role.
“There are more important things than wasting our time on an attorney general who’s been indicted,” Stilp told WITF’s Mary Wilson.
According to our ongoing reader poll, 28% think Kane will resign from office, while 30% believe she will leave when she is either convicted or impeached. Meanwhile, just 10% see Kane retaining her position in next November’s general election, but everyone could be wrong if the petition results in a law license suspension.
A preliminary hearing for Kane is scheduled for Aug. 24.