Earlier today, the Attorney General had her law license suspended by the PA Supreme Court.
Both GOP 2016 AG candidates responded with statements condemning the incumbent and calling on her to resign.
“In light of today’s Supreme Court decision to suspend her law license, I think it’s time that Attorney General Kathleen Kane make the right decision and step aside,” Rafferty said. “The Office of Attorney General, the employees who work there and the jobs they do are far too important to have them compromised by the distractions that have resulted from the ongoing investigation into Attorney General Kane. While the Attorney General is entitled to her day in court, the people of Pennsylvania deserve to have an Attorney General that is fully focused and committed to doing the important work of keeping Pennsylvanians safe.”
“Additionally, I believe that the Attorney General’s resignation would go along way to boost the morale of the committed and hard working employees of the Office of Attorney General,” he concluded. “They have suffered enough from the endless distractions and controversies surrounding the current Attorney General.”
“Today’s developments add yet another sad chapter to Pennsylvania’s legal system thanks to Kathleen Kane and her refusal to resign,” Stephens responded. “Prosecutors are expected to do the right thing for the right reasons. In this case, the right thing for Kathleen Kane to do is to step aside so that the hardworking members of law enforcement, the Attorney General’s staff, victims of crime and the people of Pennsylvania may again have confidence and trust in the Office of Attorney General. The 2016 election should not be about Kathleen Kane’s corruption and scandal. It should be about who has the best experience to be Attorney General and who can return the credibility and integrity back to the office.”