This morning, the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee held a hearing on the case of the Democrats caught accepting bribes in exchange for voting against voter ID in the state. The case against the Democrats is well-documented, yet Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a Democrat, scuttled it shortly after she took office. Kane also accused the career investigators who built the case of racism.
That charge doesn’t stand up to any level of scrutiny. The investigation targeted Republicans and Democrats, male and female, black and white. As it so happens, only Democrats chose to accept the bribes, and those members who did happen to be black.
Today’s hearing included PJM’s J. Christian Adams and other witnesses. As Adams and the other witnesses were about to testify on Kane’s “corrosive effect on election integrity,” the Democrats on the committee attempted to adjourn, to prevent Adams from speaking. That motion to adjourn failed. Then a Democrat (apparently state Rep. Michael O’Brien) attempted to make a point of personal privilege to block Adams’ testimony from being heard. That was ruled out of order. The Democrats persisted.
The committee chairman, state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, had that Democrat who tried to block Adams’ testimony on a point of personal privilege seized and ejected from the hearing room.
After that, it was total chaos. All of the Democrats on the committee got up and stormed out of the room.
The committee is looking at whether Kane should be impeached for scuttling the investigation and smearing the investigators. Even some fellow Democrats in Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, who is both black and a Democrat, have strongly objected to Kane’s actions.