Gov. Tom Wolf showed support for his state’s Attorney General Kathleen Kane, amidst controversy involving a statewide jury recommending that she be charged, telling Pennsylvanians that despite her looming legal problems, Kane is still capable of doing her job honorably.
Wolf stated that he believes “we have procedures in place for adjudicating the rights and wrongs,” and that “we ought to let the judicial system play out,” according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman will decide whether to charge Kane with perjury, obstruction, contempt of court and other crimes for allegedly leaking secret information to a Philadelphia newspaper to punish a political rival.
Kane’s attorney and spokesman Lanny Davis has blamed “angry Republican men” for trying to pin her down. However, in addition to those on the other side of the aisle, many news outlets have also called for her resignation. Still, Kane has refused to resign.
Wolf said that he has not spoken with Kane about the controversy, and that nobody has asked him to speak with her about her resigning for the good of the Democratic Party.