Should Kathleen Kane Resign? Local Weigh In on the Question


SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)    Attorney General Kathleen Kane is convicted on all counts – in her perjury trial…
     But she is not giving up – vowing to appeal.
     Eyewitness News Reporter Eric Deabill shares what people in Kane’s native Lackawanna County think about the case.

As people filled Brown’s gym to work out early Tuesday morning — there was one big topic of conversation.
    The conviction of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

“She was doing a good job and it’s just unfortunate that these circumstances led to a guilty verdict” said Jeremy Wentz of Clarks Summit

    After a six-day trial… It took a jury in Montgomery county four and a-half hours to convict the Scranton native of perjury and other charges.
    The big question this morning — should Kane immediately resign.
    Lawmakers on both sides of the isle — including Governor Tom Wolf — say “yes.”
    Some locals aren’t so sure — since Kane is vowing to appeal.

“She doesn’t have to resign until sentencing so, if I  was her, I would stay until that day” noted Scott Hartshorn of Clarks Summit

    Others say it’s time for Kane to call it quits — especially since as the state’s top law enforcement official — her image is now tarnished.

“It would be in her best interest, I feel, to resign, to protect her image which I’m sure she’s been trying to protect this entire time” Said Victoria Collins of Montrose.

    Kane’s attorneys say their defense was hindered since they couldn’t present pornographic e-mails as a defense.    
    Kane said she was being selectively prosecuted because she uncovered inappropriate e-mails.

“I think she’s making excuses because she was found guilty” Added Samantha Lacoe of Ransom Township.

Eric Deabill is in Harrisburg for an afternoon news conference.

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