By Tony Romeo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former Montgomery County DA and Commissioner Bruce Castor becomes Pennsylvania’s acting attorney general on Wednesday.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: How Much Snow Will Major Nor'easter Dump On Your Area?
Kathleen Kane, convicted on perjury and other charges Monday night, announced she’ll resign at the close of business Wednesday.
Bruce Castor has been serving as Kathleen Kane’s second-in-command for several months. On Tuesday afternoon, he told reporters he believes he has his “hands around” the situation in an attorney general’s office that has been roiled during Kane’s tenure.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: What Happened To Celina Mays, 12 Years Old And Pregnant, 26 Years Ago?
“Well, I doubt that there’s anybody in all of Pennsylvania that has more experience and brings more knowledge to the game than me, which is, I think, why I was sought out in the first place,” said Castor.
Castor says his first priority will be to continue what he has been trying to do all along since becoming Kane’s number two: restore public confidence in the work that the office of attorney general does, and restore morale in the ranks of the office.MORE NEWS: Major Preparations Underway At Jersey Shore, Philadelphia Region Ahead Of Winter Storm
Governor Wolf, meanwhile, called Kane’s decision the right one, allowing Pennsylvania to “finally move on.”