The relationship between Philadelphia’s district attorney and Pennsylvania’s attorney general is anything but warm and fuzzy these days. Even a major city peacemaker is feeling the chill.
U.S. Rep. Bob Brady has patched up many a political feud in his time. But he’s questioning state Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s ability after city District Attorney Seth Williams took over a corruption case she passed on and charged several Philadelphia-based politicians.
“She gave … Williams a challenge, and I know him very well, and you don’t want to challenge him,” said Brady, the head of Philadelphia’s Democratic Party. “And he took the challenge, and the result is what the result is. It looks like somebody dropped the ball on her end.”
But Brady said Kane has time to redeem herself before it’s time for re-election.
“There’s plenty of time for her to see what’s going on, see what she does with the rest of the time that she’s there,” he said. “Let her continue to do her job.”
One positive step, he said, is Kane’s prosecution of a $1.2 million PennDOT scam in which 10 suspects were arrested.
Kane’s office did not return calls and e-mails seeking comment.