Governor Wolf calls for Attorney General to resign immediately after conviction

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Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement:

“Today is a sad day for the commonwealth and the people of Pennsylvania. Attorney General Kane has been convicted of serious charges. These are unbecoming of the commonwealth’s top law enforcement officer.

As I have made clear, I do not believe Kathleen Kane should be Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I believed this when she was charged, and today, after conviction, there should be no question that she should resign immediately.

While there is no simple procedure to remove a civil officer, the Office of Attorney General and its employees, as well as the people of Pennsylvania deserve to move on. I implore Attorney General Kane to do what is right: put the commonwealth’s residents first and step down from office.”

Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s convictions.

“Today is a terrible day for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” Gleason said. “It is time to bring honor and respect back to the Office of the Attorney General and that is why we will work shoulder to shoulder with John Rafferty to see his vision of reform become a reality.”