Just a few hours after it was announced that Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams was fined a record $62,000 for ethics violations, one of his Democratic primary opponents went for the jugular in his response.
Prosecutor, and 2017 DA candidate, Joe Khan called on Williams to resign from office.
“Seth Williams should publicly apologize to the people of Philadelphia for his abuse of their trust and his failure to uphold the integrity of the District Attorney’s office,” Khan stated. “How can anyone possibly trust a District Attorney who himself is guilty of unethical and admittedly illegal behavior?”
“Philadelphia needs a District Attorney who will lead on important issues like keeping our city safe and addressing criminal justice reform–the only decent thing for Williams to do at this point is to step down from his position as he is certainly distracted by the federal investigation into his unethical behavior.”
That final sentence refers to the ongoing FBI investigation of Williams.
The primary elections are set for May 16th this year.