AG shirking duties

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I have been observing the current attempt to remove the current Pennsylvania attorney general (“Rep. Metcalfe Leads Charge to Impeach Attorney General,” May 7), and I believe that those whose opinions have been printed are missing the point or have forgotten their civics lessons.

The attorney general does not get to pick and choose which laws will be enforced, plain and simple. The Legislature creates the laws, the courts decide their constitutionality and the attorney general enforces them.

For those of us who work for a living, refusal to do our jobs results in termination. So it should be in this case. Just because someone’s agenda requires disobedience of the law doesn’t permit an elected commonwealth official to shirk his or her responsibilities.

The attorney general took an oath; if obeying that oath conflicts with her personal beliefs then she should resign and find another endeavor more in line with those beliefs.

The current AG apparently lacks the ethical motivation to resign when confronted with dereliction of duty and should be removed from office.

DAVE HROMANIK
West Mifflin

 


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