Wolf Backs Off Remarks On Attorney General’s Removal


Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is backpedaling remarks he made today about embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane, according to the Associated Press. Wolf has called for Kane’s resignation since August, when she was indicted on perjury and other criminal counts.

Wolf said in an interview on WITF that if the state Senate votes to remove Kane from her position, he’d have to go along with their decision. “They seem to think they have that power, and if they vote that, evidently then that’s what my job has to be,” he said.

Now Wolf says he misspoke and isn’t sure what the constitution requires.

The state senate could begin to consider Kane’s removal later this month. Her law license is currently suspended, but she has remained in her office. Kane says she’ll fight the charges and considers removal unconstitutional.