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Democratic leader says Senate moving too fast to remove Kane

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 9, 2016 11:19 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- The Pennsylvania Senate's Democratic floor leader says Republicans are moving too quickly in planning a vote this week on whether to remove Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office.

Minority Leader Jay Costa told reporters Tuesday that he'd prefer to wait at least until March to debate Kane's ability to perform her job with a suspended law license.

The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on whether to employ an obscure provision of the state constitution to kick her out of office.

The state Supreme Court voted unanimously to suspend Kane's law license in October.

Republicans will need at least a few Democratic votes to reach the supermajority of 33 required for removal. Costa says he's not sure how many members of his caucus support Kane's removal.

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