Pa. Senate begins debate on removal of Attorney General Kane

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 10, 2016 12:14 PM

(Harrisburg) -- State senators are debating whether to remove from office Attorney General Kathleen Kane, on grounds her lack of an active law license has made it impossible to do her job. 

The Senate began debate under a section of the state constitution that allows it to order the removal of civil officers with a two-thirds vote of approval. 

The measure passed out of a committee on party lines, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed.

Kane is a Democrat. 

She has called the maneuver unconstitutional but hasn't said what she'll do if it passes. 

Her law license is under temporary, indefinite suspension while she fights criminal charges of leaking secret grand jury material and lying about it.  

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