Brady: Kane “Asleep at the Switch” in AG’s Office

Philly party chair said to have "no faith" in fellow Democrat.

Congressman Bob Brady, Philadelphia’s top Democrat, has harshly criticized Attorney General’s Kathleen Kane’s handling of the “abandoned sting” case — raising more doubts about her continued political viability.

The Inquirer reports that Brady said he has “no faith” in Kane as the state’s top law enforcement officer, though it did not provide a quote of him saying so. But his quoted comments were still plenty clear.

“People make mistakes,” he said. “There’s plenty of time to see how she handles herself, but this is certainly a misstep. It looks like she was asleep at the switch.”

Brady’s comments came a day after District Attorney Seth Williams (like Brady and Kane, a Democrat) filed charges against two Philadelphia Democrats who allegedly took money from a confidential informant during the investigation. Williams took the case after Kane’s decision not to prosecute became public — in an Inquirer investigative story — and she double-dog-dared Williams to prosecute in her stead.

“She challenged him,” Brady told the Inky, “and he took the challenge.”

Kane’s office had no comment.