Most #WearOrange politicians are your stereotypical elected official. They can range from a local mayor all the way to a member of Congress. It’s rare, however, that the chief law enforcement officer of a state finds him or herself strangled by their own hypocrisy.
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is not only the latest #WearOrange politician to confuse her disdain for gun owners with her distaste for following the law, but perhaps she even challenges anti-gun California Senator Leland Yee and his gun trafficking as the most spectacular politician to #WearOrange.
Kane was a cop who built her national profile from not just being anti-gun, but by being actively hostile toward gun rights, having pledged to “review” the state’s reciprocity agreements between other states and terminating those that don’t meet her standards. She declined to defend Pennsylvania from a pro-gun lawsuit. Her anti-gun stance has won her hundred of thousands of dollars from New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg.
Kane was seen as Pennsylvania’s Kamala Harris, a future star for gun grabbers from across the country.
Then Kane, like all #WearOrange politicians, got power hungry.
Via the New York Times:
A jury found Ms. Kane, 50, guilty of nine criminal charges, including perjury and criminal conspiracy, convicting her of leaking grand jury information, and then lying about it, in an effort to discredit a political rival.
Ms. Kane was caught up in a web of scandal and counterscandal, threaded with lewd emails, political rivalries and alleged leaks. It has cost other state officials, including two State Supreme Court justices, their jobs and Ms. Kane her law license, although she has remained on the job as attorney general.
Kane treated her political opponents like she treated Keystone State gun owners. Kane leaked damaging details on her opposition from a secret grand jury to the media and lied about it when she was investigated about the leak.
Kane’s sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled. Her hypocrisy could earn her prison time, and the perjury charges alone carry seven years in jail.
At the urging of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Kane resigned from her post.