Pennsylvania Secretary of state Kathy Boockvar, who faced criticism from Republicans over her handling of the 2020 election is resigning over a separate issue.
Governor Tom Wolf confirmed Kathy Boockvar, a Democrat, will resign after her agency failed to advertise a proposed constitutional amendment that impacts sexual assault survivors.
Wolf said in a statement “the delay caused by this human error will be heartbreaking for thousands of survivors of childhood sexual assault, advocates and legislators, and I join the Department of State in apologizing to you.”
He added “I share your anger and frustration that this happened, and I stand with you in your fight for justice.”
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro also blasted Boockvar, saying “tToo many institutions have failed survivors of sexual abuse for far too long, and I am determined for that disgraceful streak to end and to make sure justice is no longer denied.”
He added “I urge the General Assembly and governor to do what many states have already done and let Pennsylvania survivors have their day in court as soon as possible by passing this final reform into law.”
Governor Tom Wolf announced that PA Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar is set to resign after the Department of State failed to advertise a proposed constitutional amendment that impacts victims of abuse.https://t.co/wVcuyOGqGs
— CBS 21 News (@CBS21NEWS) February 1, 2021
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