Governor Carney responds to calls for State Auditor’s impeachment

Governor John Carney is calling for State Auditor Kathy McGuiness to step down following her conviction of three misdemeanor charges in Dover on Friday.

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McGuiness, a Democrat, was convicted by a jury on conflict of interest, structuring, and official misconduct. She was acquitted on felony theft and intimidation. Several state legislatures are calling for her impeachment, to which the Governor has issued a statement.

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In that statement, Governor Carney says that he has no power to act until entry of a judgment of conviction by the Superior Court, which has not happened yet. But he believes she cannot do her job effectively under the circumstances.

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“It is the Governor’s responsibility under the law to await the final determination of the court and then to determine his constitutional obligations after the entry of judgment.” Carney says.

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