Kathleen Kane Loses Credibility With False Sandusky Statements

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Kathleen Kane’s attempt to spin the false statements she made regarding two previously unknown victims of Jerry Sandusky.

“After claiming that the Jerry Sandusky review would be a top priority of her office, Kathleen Kane’s inability to get the basic facts of this case correct is deeply troubling,” Gleason said. “Kathleen Kane did not simply misspeak. Kathleen Kane spent a significant portion of her press conference feeding the media falsehoods in order to cover up her claims about politics playing a role in the successful prosecution of Jerry Sandusky.

“Kathleen Kane used these falsehoods to launch further attacks at Governor Tom Corbett and professional prosecutors. When did Kathleen Kane realize what she was saying about the Sandusky scandal on Monday was false, and how long did it take her to issue a retraction?”

“Pennsylvanians should not have to question the truthfulness of their Attorney General’s statements. That Kathleen Kane would be so reckless with the facts of this terrible tragedy should make all Pennsylvanians question her judgment. Kathleen Kane should issue an immediate and complete apology to Governor Tom Corbett and the prosecutors whose names and reputations she built a career attacking.”

On Monday, Attorney General Kathleen Kane claimed that former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky had attacked two previously unidentified victims in 2009.

Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer has reported that “The second [release from Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s Office], on Tuesday evening, confirmed that she misspoke about one of the victims.” (Angela Couloumbis, Craig McCoy and Jeremy Roebuck, “Kane admits error in Sandusky statement,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/25/2014)