AG candidate Josh Shapiro laid out why he believes the Democratic Party needs to move away from Kathleen Kane, and how he intends to do so, in his first TV interview of the campaign.
“The people of Pennsylvania want someone who is worried about their legal rights, not focusing on their own legal predicament,” Shapiro told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Tuesday. “I think it’s become a distraction, and I think we need to move in a new direction.”
He again emphasized, as he has since his announcement, his pledge to bring “integrity” back to the Attorney General’s office.
Shapiro didn’t contain his fire to just Kane, however, as he also needled Stephen Zappala by asserting that the Allegheny DA hasn’t been campaigning that hard.
“I haven’t seen him anywhere on the trail,” Shapiro commented. “I run all over this Commonwealth. Just this past weekend, I think I was in seven or eight counties for different events from as far away as Erie down to Delaware County. I don’t see him anywhere.”
Finally, even though Kane has run into a myriad of problems, the Montco Commissioner contended that he won’t be a passive public official.
“I will be an activist attorney general,” he stated.
Delano also stated that he is hearing former Gov. Ed Rendell could soon endorse Shapiro.