Shocking news about state Treasurer Rob McCord. He was planning to resign Feb. 12, but said today he’s resigning immediately as these stories from the Allentown Morning Call and Philadelphia Inquirer explain.
Governor Tom Wolf today issued a statement on the resignation:
“This is a sad day for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and for Rob McCord’s family. As elected leaders we should be stewards of democracy and we should act to protect hardworking taxpayers, not take advantage of them. This type of behavior leads to the erosion of the public’s trust – it is simply unacceptable. I stand firm in my commitment to restore the public’s trust in their government. Therefore, I will act as quickly as possible to present a nominee to the Senate of the highest caliber and capability.”