In July, Keystone Progress asked PA Attorney General Linda Kelly, Senate President Pro tem Joseph Scarnati and Speaker of the House Samuel Smith to begin a formal investigation into Corbett's role in the Sandusky scandal. Tens of thousands of you sent them emails and made phone calls supporting KP in that call.
Yesterday, we got their answer. When Democrats in the House tried to bring a Corbett investigation vote to the floor, the Republicans called a halt to all House business and "fled the floor."
Here's how Rep. Jesse White put it:
"We just tried to force a vote on HR 520, which urges the US Attorney to investigate Attorney General Corbett's handling of the Sandusky case. The Republican majority immediately stopped proceedings, and nearly all Republican members have fled floor even though we're still in session. This is shocking and outrageous- what depths won't they go to in order to learn the truth?"[i]
This is indeed "shocking and outrageous." Even worse, the House GOP is now threatening to not do any more business this year so they won't have to vote on the Corbett investigation.
Jobs. Education. Environment. They won't work on any of this in order to hide Corbett's role in the delayed Sandusky investigation.
And it begs the question: What are they hiding?
As we wrote in July, the major question that needs to be answered is why did Corbett wait years to get Sandusky off the street? I've talked to four prosecutors and asked them when they would have arrested Sandusky. Each of them said they would have arrested him immediately after hearing the testimony of an eyewitness. Each of them said the first priority should have been to stop the rape of children by getting him off the street. The investigation can continue after he's locked up. None of them could understand why Corbett waited years to have Sandusky arrested.
There are the only two options. Either Corbett is simply a bumbling Governor and Attorney General, or Corbett intentionally kept a child rapist on the street to further his political career.
Since, our request to Pennsylvania officials has been ignored, we are asking you to tell your State Representative to Stop the Cover-up! Tell them to support HR 520[ii], Rep. Brandon Neuman's bill calling for the U.S. Attorney General to investigate Corbett's role in the Sandusky scandal.
We need the truth, not more cover-ups.