While Kane has been using her office for political grandstanding since she took office last year, her decision to pull the plug on a sting operation that caught prominent Philadelphia politicians allegedly accepting bribes has caused a political firestorm across the Keystone State.
Kane is now threatening to sue Pennsylvania's most liberal newspaper - The Philadelphia Inquirer - for exposing the botched sting operation, but the controversy is not going away. Watchdog groups and citizen activists are calling for investigations of her actions.
The Independence Hall Tea Party is calling on the Pennsylvania State Legislature to immediately remove Katherine Kane from her duties as Attorney General of Pennsylvania."In the recent past, Attorney General Kane has refused to enforce the PA Marriage Act and to indict Philadelphia area elected officials caught on tape accepting monetary bribes," said Association President, Teri Adams."Ms. Kane's refusal to do the right thing in order to protect her political allies and friends is even more frightening than the bribery itself."Corruption begets corruption."But we have held back our fire until Ms. Kane instigated her most chilling move to date - hiring Philadelphia's most feared attorney to intimidate the press - in particular the Philadelphia Inquirer - and others - from examining her record."What she hopes to achieve by hiring Dick Sprague is an end to the scrutiny of her very questionable - possibly even criminal behavior - and the silencing of her critics."This is a veiled assault on the First Amendment of the United States Constitution--on freedom of the press and freedom of speech," said Ms. Adams."This is not a partisan issue. It's one that should concern Pennsylvanians of all political persuasions and backgrounds.""As organization who is named for the building which gave birth to the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, we will not be silenced by Kathleen Kane or her Attorneys."