Pa. House votes to impeach Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner – Thelocalreport.in

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(NewsNation) — Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner could possibly be removed from office after Pennsylvania’s Republican-led state House of Representatives voted Wednesday to impeach him.

He will now face a state Senate trial, although it is unclear when it will happen, as Pennsylvania’s two-year legislative session ends in two weeks.

It would be the first time in nearly three decades the Pennsylvania Senate has had an impeachment trial.

Lawmakers who voted in favor of his impeachment cited dereliction of duty as grounds for impeachment, blaming his policies for crime rates in the city. The Inquirer reports that they’ve accused Krasner of obstructing a legislative committee investigating his office, and mishandling criminal cases.

In a statement, the embattled district attorney said the vote was the only time the state House has ever “used the drastic remedy of impeachment of an elected official because they do not like their ideas.”

“They have impeached me without presenting a single shred of evidence connecting our policies to any uptick in crime,” he said.

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