HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Kathleen Kane resigned as Pennsylvania’s attorney general on Wednesday. But despite her conviction on perjury and other charges Monday night, impeachment proceedings against her may continue.
Montgomery County Republican Todd Stephens is chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts. He says no decision has been made about the House impeachment investigation of Kathleen Kane which has been underway for several months. He says one reason the proceedings may continue is to bar Kane from holding office in the future.
“We’ve been exploring conduct outside of her criminal conduct,” Stephens said. “We’ve uncovered some pretty egregious behavior and if the committee so decides that we should continue down this path, then that’s what we’ll do.”
Stephens declined to elaborate on that alleged egregious behavior unrelated to the criminal case against Kane, which he says the subcommittee has avoided until the trial was over. But he says whether or not the impeachment process continues, what the panel has discovered will be made public.