Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Democratic District Attorney Larry Krasner is asking a court to stop a Republican led effort to remove him from office that was launched due to opposition toward Krasner’s progressive crime policies.
“Never before has the legislature exercised its power to impeach and remove someone duly elected twice for things that do not come close to a crime,” Krasner’s lawyers told the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on Friday. “And never before has the statewide legislature exercised its power to impeach a locally elected officer like District Attorney Krasner.”
In a press release, Krasner’s office said its petition filed in court is a response to “unlawful impeachment proceedings against him, which were initiated by the outgoing Republican House majority in a lame duck, previous legislative session”
The release states that Krasner “has not been accused of corruption or criminal misconduct, and is the first sitting locally elected official in Commonwealth history to be targeted for impeachment by the General Assembly over his policies and ideas.”
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