Kane impeachment memo seeks support in Pennsylvania House

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 24, 2015 2:28 PM

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives for her preliminary hearing Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

(Harrisburg) -- A Republican lawmaker wants a state House committee to investigate whether Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane should be removed from office.

Rep. Garth Everett said about a dozen colleagues signed a memo he circulated regarding a resolution to begin a Judiciary Committee investigation of Kane.

Everett says he thinks Kane, a Democrat who's been attorney general for three years, should be removed.

Kane's law license is under temporary, indefinite suspension as she fights criminal charges she leaked secret grand jury material to a newspaper and lied about it.

The state's impeachment process would begin with a vote in the House, followed by trial in the Senate.

A state Senate report due Wednesday will explore a different potential means of removing Kane.

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