Oct. 19, 2022
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement in response to Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s letter to the House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order:
“I am disappointed, but not surprised, by Mr. Krasner’s response to the House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order. At best, his statements are the result of being misinformed, at worst he is intentionally attempting to skew the intentions of the committee in an ongoing effort to distract the public from the shortcomings of his office. Worst of all, and most obvious, is his clear lack of understanding of legal processes and the authority of the House of Representatives.
“Mr. Krasner stated an impeachment vote is possible “at the whim of the House Republican Speaker.” While the Speaker of the House plays a role, articles of impeachment must be introduced, passed by a committee, and then voted and passed by the full House of Representatives.
“Further, Mr. Krasner says the stated goal of the committee is impeaching the district attorney. He is once again ignoring the plague of violence in his city. The committee’s stated goal is to restore law and order, find possible solutions that save lives, and end a culture of violence that is impacting the daily lives of millions of residents and visitors to one of our nation’s most celebrated cities.
“The committee continues to do its due diligence to uncover any and all shortcomings in government, law enforcement and society that has led to Philadelphia’s current surge in violent crime.”
Speaker Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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