Pa. House panel to weigh Kane impeachment plan

A resolution calling for the impeachment of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane campaign is up for review by a legislative committee.

The House State Government Committee is to hear testimony Tuesday from allies of Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, the panel’s chairman and sponsor of the resolution. No immediate vote is expected.

Metcalfe, an outspoken Republican conservative, claims the Democratic attorney general broke the law by refusing to defend Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage against a court challenge because she believes it’s unconstitutional.

The resolution also cites Kane’s decision to scuttle a legislative sting operation in which four Democratic state lawmakers were allegedly caught on recordings accepting money from a confidential informant. Kane, who inherited the probe when she took office last year, has said the case was too weak to prosecute.

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