HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) said Tuesday that he supports House Resolution 216, which creates the Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order, an investigative select committee that will recommend remedies—including impeachment and other removal—and possible policy changes due to local officials refusing to enforce state law in Philadelphia.
“The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has a keen interest in guaranteeing that the tough-on-crime laws enacted to keep Pennsylvanians safe are enforced. Since local elected officials in Philadelphia are openly refusing to do that, leading to unchecked crime and violence in our largest city, this investigative select committee will take on the work of finding out where city leaders are failing Pennsylvanians, how state resources are expended to keep Pennsylvanians safe in Philadelphia, and whether crime victims are getting the protections they deserve,” Benninghoff said.
“It is my hope that this investigative select committee will leave no stone unturned in providing a full airing of this issue and offering possible remedies, policy changes, and action that can ensure our state laws that are designed to provide for the public safety are fully enforced.”
House Resolution 216 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday and will next be considered by the full House of Representatives.