(Official Photo of Josh Kail)
(HARRISBURG, PA)As efforts continue to impeach Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) announced his resolution to create the investigative Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order passed the House Judiciary Committee today.
“As the lawlessness continues in Philadelphia, we have heard many cries for help from Pennsylvanians, business owners and families victimized by the willful refusal of local elected officials—especially District Attorney Larry Krasner—to enforce the law,” said Kail. “The events transpiring in our Commonwealth’s biggest city are causing serious concern statewide, forcing the Legislature to step in to ensure the laws we have passed are enforced.”
According to House Resolution 216, the Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order will consist of five members selected by the Speaker of the House—three Republicans and two Democrats—and have subpoena power.
The Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order will examine the effect of Philadelphia’s failure to enforce criminal laws in Philadelphia, how state public safety funding for Philadelphia has been used, and the extent to which victims’ rights are properly enforced.
In addition to impeachment, the Select Committee is also empowered to recommend potential legislative or policy changes that could be made to ensure public safety in Philadelphia is guaranteed.
The resolution now heads to the full House for consideration.