Reuters reports today that after a pathetic, chaotic and scandal-tarred tenure, the Democratic Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Kathleen Kane, finally resigned today. Kane is a great example of someone who should never have been entrusted with an important public office.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced her resignation on Tuesday, one day after a jury convicted her of perjury and other crimes for leaking sealed grand jury material to a reporter.
“I have been honored to serve the people of Pennsylvania and I wish them health and safety in all their days,” Kane, whose resignation is effective Wednesday, said in a statement. Her deputy, Bruce Castor, is scheduled to address the media later on Tuesday.
Kane faces up to seven years in prison on the most serious charge when she is sentenced on Oct. 24.
Governor Tom Wolf, who had called for Kane’s immediate resignation following her conviction, praised her decision to step down.
“Her decision to resign is the right one, and will allow the people of Pennsylvania to finally move on from this situation,” Wolf said in a statement.
The resignation capped a dramatic fall for Kane, who was once seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party and became the first woman elected Pennsylvania attorney general in 2012.
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