Gov. Wolf: Kathleen Kane should resign immediately

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Gov. Tom Wolf

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says Kathleen Kane should resign immediately following her conviction in a perjury and obstruction case related to a grand jury leak.

Wolf released a statement Monday night a short after the jury's verdict was announced.

The statement reads:

"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."

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Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is escorted from Montgomery County courthouse after her sentencing hearing in Norristown, Pa, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.