HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania Senate committee is asking the full chamber to consider removing the state’s top prosecutor from office as she fights criminal charges.
Attorney General Kathleen Kane is running her divided office with a suspended law license. She was charged in August with perjury and obstruction for allegedly leaking secret investigative material to a newspaper and lying under oath about it.
The committee said Wednesday that it voted 5-2 in favor of recommending that the full Senate start a formal process that could result in a vote to remove from office.
Senators still must vote on whether to start the inquiry.
The Special Committee on Senate Address issued the recommendation after holding three public hearings this month. It also rejected Kane’s argument that the Senate lacks the authority to remove her.
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