Pennsylvania Senate looking into removing attorney general

ByMARC LEVY Associated Press via AP logo
Friday, October 23, 2015
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Kathleen Kane will not allow a suspended law license stop her from working.

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania state senators are planning a special bipartisan committee that could recommend removing embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Friday's announcement comes a day after the suspension of the Democrat's law license took effect as she fights felony perjury charges.

Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa says the six-member committee will study the suspension and Kane's ability to continue as attorney general.

He says a finding that she can't perform the office's duties could lead to exploring a never-used constitutional provision that allows the governor and two-thirds of the Senate to remove public officials.

The state Supreme Court voted unanimously last month to suspend Kane's license. She remains in office and says she'll continue to perform most of her official duties.

Kane's spokesman says any action by the Senate before the legal process plays out is premature.