On September 13th, 51 Democrats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted with 111 Republicans on a resolution to hold Philadelphia’s District Attorney Larry Krasner in contempt due to his failure to comply with a subpoena from House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order. The current political makeup of the state house is 111 Republicans and 92 Democrats. More than half o the Democrats voted to hold Krasner in contempt.
The committee is currently investigating law enforcement in Philadelphia, including prosecution, sentencing, the rights of crime victims, and the appropriation of funding intended for law enforcement. The resolution that established the committee, directs it to review “the performance of public officials empowered to enforce the law in the City of Philadelphia, including the district attorney, and [make] recommendations for removal from office or other appropriate discipline, including impeachment.”
So how did your local representatives vote regarding holding Krasner in contempt?
If you live in the Borough of Conshohocken, Whitemarsh Township, and a portion of Plymouth Township, you are represented by State Representative Mary Jo Daley (D). She voted against holding Krasner in contempt. Daley is pictured left at top.
If you live in the other portion of Plymouth Township, you are represented by State Representative Matthew Bradford (D). He voted against holding Krasner in contempt. Bradford is pictured center at top.
If you live in West Conshohocken, you are represented by State Representative Tim Briggs (D). He voted against holding Krasner in contempt. Briggs is pictured right at top.
The committee held two days of hearings this week at the Naval Yard in Philadelphia. You can read about those hearings here.
Photos: State representatives’ websites