Reactions to Kathleen Kane’s Resignation

Kane-ConferenceWe’ve collected the reactions of various officials and candidates to Kathleen Kane’s decision to resign. They are presented below:

Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Rob Gleason

“Tomorrow, Pennsylvania can finally begin to move forward from this shameful chapter in its history,” Gleason said. “If the saga of the past two years has taught us anything, it’s the need to elect an Attorney General who will make serving their constituents their top priority. Republicans are proud to have John Rafferty as our Attorney General candidate, and we look forward to helping him win this November.”

State Senator and Republican Nominee for Attorney General John Rafferty

“The only issue I have with Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision to resign is that it is long overdue,” Rafferty said. “I have called and voted for Kathleen Kane’s removal months ago because of the serious nature of the charges she was facing, and more importantly because I knew the Office of Attorney General could not operate effectively under the weight of these many distractions.  

“The next Attorney General must steer the Office away from the culture of chaos and petty political vendettas and return its focus to doing the important work of protecting Pennsylvanians from crime, fraud and abuse. When I am elected Attorney General, I will provide the leadership necessary to provide for the protection of people from crimes over politics.

“I am more qualified and experienced than my opponent and I am the only one who has promised to check my political ambitions at the door by pledging not to seek higher office if elected attorney general. I will concentrate my full attention on ensuring Pennsylvania is a safer place for all of us by restoring integrity to the Office of Attorney General. My focus is on attacking the heroin epidemic and going after predators who are preying on our children and seniors.

“Lastly, I would like to send a message to the hardworking men and women who are employed in the Office of Attorney General, who have had to deal with this nightmare – help is on the way, keep the faith.”

Montgomery County Commissioner and Democratic Nominee for Attorney General Josh Shapiro

“This is a sad moment for our Commonwealth and now that the Attorney General has chosen to step down we must work together to restore public trust in our democracy and ensure the people’s business – protecting consumers, fighting the heroin epidemic, and keeping our communities safe – comes first.”

State Representative Daryl Metcalfe

“Ever since Kathleen Kane was sworn into office she has established a repeated pattern of misbehavior in office and abuse of power in a disgraceful attempt to place herself above the law. Yesterday, the law won and she will be held fully accountable for blatantly ignoring the Constitution and the rule of law.”

State Representative and PA-8 Democratic Nominee Steve Santarsiero

“Almost a year ago, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s law license after she was held on charges that she illegally leaked confidential information to the media. At that time, I was one of only a few Democrats to urge Attorney General Kane to put the interests of the commonwealth first and to immediately resign from the office of chief prosecutor.

“Today, after a jury convicted her on several felony and other charges, she has announced her resignation effective tomorrow.

“Finally, Pennsylvania can move forward and begin restoring the public’s trust in our state’s highest law enforcement office.”

August 17th, 2016 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 12 Comments

12 thoughts on “Reactions to Kathleen Kane’s Resignation”

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  3. The Truth says:

    Here’s the summary that felon HaHaHa and racist Diano don’t like,

    Hahaha Brett convicted of felonies and sent to jail
    Kathleen Kane convicted of felonies and going to jail
    Frank Fina sat back, watched it all and laughed his A** off

  4. Waiting says:

    BTW – one of the men involved in Porngate was dating the same Judge. He got all mad when Kane stole him away.

  5. HaHaHa: PPA's Baghdad Bob says:

    HaHaHa is posting as Unsanctioned Retard because he is still licking his wounds from the crushing defeat of Kathleen Kane and all of HaHaHa’s stupid predictions about the case. YOU LOSE, HAHAHA!!

  6. Delco blue says:

    Since nobody going to receive any money from her campaign fund. How about returning it to those who supported you in the past. No candidates in their right mine would accept money from someone who was found guilty.

  7. Jared says:

    Wonder if Pat Reese will wait for her lol?

  8. Waiting says:

    Kane said she has no regrets from her time as AG. That will play well at sentencing when she say she is sorry for what happened. She really is a light weight.

    Wait till it comes out she was dating a judge in lackawanna county when she was an assistant da and handling cases before him

  9. rsklaroff says:

    @ gulag Pittsburgh:

    Why no prosecution of Cynthia Baldwin when she had to resign from Penn State after disclosure of her ethical misconduct at the grand jury led to dismissal of most charges against the Penn State 3?

  10. David Diano says:

    The first 4 reactions can be summarized as: mission accomplished

  11. HaHaHa: PPA's Baghdad Bob says:

    gulag Pittsburgh, Gee, I wonder why you have a problem with Cynthia Baldwin. Could it be because she was part of your frivolous litigation?

    http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Superior/out/J-S01033-14m%20-%201017520162075854.pdf

  12. gulag Pittsburgh says:

    Why no headlines when Cynthia Baldwin had to resign from Penn State after disclosure of her ethical misconduct at the grand jury led to dismissal of most charges against the Penn State 3?

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