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PA House tied up over Sandusky probe resolution

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 3, 2012 5:20 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- A Democratic-led effort to debate whether to have federal authorities look into how the Jerry Sandusky investigation was handled is tying up the state House.

Republican Speaker Sam Smith abruptly adjourned the chamber earlier today after Democrats tried to force discussion of a resolution asking the U.S. attorney's office to look into the matter.

It's unclear what will happen to the so-called discharge resolution when the House resumes session.

The investigation was begun by the under then-attorney general Tom Corbett, who's now Pennsylvania's Republican governor. His spokesman Kevin Harley says Democrats are playing politics and their effort to bring in the federal government will revictimize Sandusky's victims.

Sandusky is scheduled for sentencing next week on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. He maintains his innocence.

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