PA Senate minority leader critical of Kane impeachment talk

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 23, 2013 2:20 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania's top Democratic state senator is criticizing a plan by a conservative House member to seek the impeachment of Attorney General Kathleen Kane as reprehensible and unconscionable. 

Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa has taken to the Senate floor to defend Kane and calls Representative Daryl Metcalfe a ``bully'' who is trying to intimidate Kane. 

Costa also is also urging fellow senators to take steps to condemn Metcalfe's actions. 

Metcalfe circulated a memo to other House members this week that sought co-sponsors for articles of impeachment that he plans to introduce. He says Kane, a Democrat, has violated her constitutional, statutory and ethical duties. 

At issue are Kane's opinion that the state's same-sex marriage prohibition is not constitutional and her decision to delegate defense of that law in court to Governor Corbett.

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