Gov. Tom Corbett says Democrat Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania’s attorney general-elect, is welcome to make good on her promises to investigate the agency’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
The governor has even offered her a timetable.
Kane said repeatedly on the campaign trail that she fully intends to open an investigation into why it took nearly three years to arrest Sandusky, and why the case was handled the way it was.
If she finds no evidence of foot-dragging, she said she’d move on.
If that’s so, Corbett said Thursday, then there’s no reason Kane’s investigation into the Sandusky case should take longer than a few months, starting from the time Kane takes office in January.
“Since she’s the one who wants speed in investigations, I hope that she does this very quickly, because it’s not going to take too long to sit down and talk to everybody and say, ‘Did you ever receive orders? Are there any e-mails?'” Corbet said. “There is nothing out there.”
Corbett, a Republican, made his remarks on the Radio PA show “Ask the Governor.”
Kane said, through her campaign spokesman, that she would determine the length of any investigation.