Wolf: Kane Doesn’t Need to Resign

Governor says legal system should play out in AG's case.

Kathleen Kane

Embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane should stay on the job for now, Gov. Tom Wolf says.

The Inquirer reports Wolf made his comments Tuesday during an interview in Harrisburg.

“I think we ought to let the judicial system play out,” said Wolf, leader of the state’s Democrats. “We have procedures in place for adjudicating the rights and wrongs . . . and I think we ought to let those procedures play out.”

He said he had not had any discussions with Kane about her legal problems, and that no one has asked him to speak with her about resigning for the good of the party or the integrity of her office.

“It hasn’t happened,” Wolf said. “I don’t know who would make that call.

A grand jury has recommended Kane face charges for leaking secret information from an earlier grand jury to the Philadelphia Daily News. Montgomery County D.A. Risa Vetri Ferman is currently deciding whether to proceed with those charges. In the meantime, Kane has seen her support from fellow Democrats start to slip: Congressman Bob Brady in December accused Kane of being “asleep at the switch” in running her office.