Governor Tom Wolf’s Comments On The Charges Filed Against Attorney General Kathleen Kane

August 06, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – While at East Stroudsburg Elementary School today at a public event, Governor Tom Wolf commented on the charges filed against Attorney General Kathleen Kane:

“In this criminal complaint, Attorney General Kathleen Kane was charged with official oppression; she was charged with obstruction of administration of law; she was charged with perjury. These are the charges and there are other serious charges, and they are troubling. And, I am not sure how the top law enforcement officer in Pennsylvania can continue to perform her duties while she is defending herself against these serious charges. They are serious.

“She is entitled to her day in court. She is entitled to due process under our system of government and law, and she will have time to defend herself, and I think she needs to do that.

“But in the meantime, I am calling on her to step aside, step down as attorney general, because I think she cannot do what she has to do as the top law enforcement officer in Pennsylvania while she’s facing these serious charges.”

*The governor’s comments have been edited for clarity.

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