In the aftermath of her law license suspension, Congressional candidate Steve Santarsiero called on the Attorney General to resign.
“In light of the gravity of the charges brought against her and today’s action by the Supreme Court, which makes it impossible for her to practice law, I am calling on the attorney general to put the interests of the Commonwealth first and resign her office,” Santarsiero said. “The citizens of Pennsylvania need an Attorney General who can prosecute serious cases.
“Attorney General Kane has a right to due process,” he concluded. “She will have her day in court. But her right to defend herself against criminal charges has to be separated from the need to have a chief prosecutor who can fully perform her duties.”
One interesting side-note is that Santarsiero is a State Representative and therefore have a vote on any impeachment proceedings that may take place in the State House.
Santarsiero is running for the open 8th congressional district seat in 2016.
PoliticsPA reached out to the campaign of Santarsiero’s Democratic rival Shaughnessy Naughton but they declined to comment.
The NRCC sent out the following response after Santarsiero’s declaration.
“If Steve Santarsiero really means it when he says Kathleen Kane needs to leave office, then he should start the impeachment proceedings against her in the state house,” NRCC Spokesman Chris Pack stated. “Unfortunately, since Santarsiero has already demonstrated that he’s the cowardly lion of Southeast Pennsylvania, his constituents shouldn’t hold their breath on him actually demonstrating that type of leadership.”