“Do your job,” Rendell said bluntly in an interview with PennLive. “Just don’t get involved in charges and countercharges, attacks and counter-attacks. Do your job and let the chips fall where they may.”
Kane’s office has been mired in controversy since her inauguration in 2013. A Philadelphia Magazine cover story from May details her skirmishes with former staffers in the AG office, particularly former state prosecutor Frank Fina. She’s also being investigated for leaking internal memos to the Philadelphia Daily News, an act for which she could face criminal charges.
Rendell warned Kane to stay away from office politics and interpersonal conflicts, encouraging her to focus instead on the real tasks at hand for a state AG.
“Revenge has no place in an elected official’s pantheon,” he said. “It can only get you in trouble. It never achieves the goal…. Take care of drug enforcement. Take care of child predators. Do the job of the AG and that’s all you can do,” Rendell said.
This isn’t the first time Rendell has spoken out about Kane’s political scandals. Last month, he speculated that the attorney general found herself in trouble because she “couldn’t handle pressure” and “let her emotions [get] the best of her” in her feud with Fina. He has also voiced the concern, shared by many in Harrisburg, that Kane was not prepared to be Attorney General.