Yesterday, MCRC released the below statement after learning that Secretary of State Boockvar failed to follow the law requiring the advertisement of a proposed constitutional amendment that would open a two-year window for litigation by survivors of child sexual abuse. Due to her agency’s mistake, the process must begin again delaying justice for thousands of survivors. Click here to read the full story in Spotlight PA.
While Secretary Boockvar has agreed to resign from her post, I am deeply concerned that the media is not addressing Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s role in this mess. The legal process in Pennsylvania for any constitutional amendment requires the Attorney General to write a plain English statement to be advertised to the public. Why didn’t Attorney General Shapiro follow this process? He did so for the constitutional amendment known as Marcy’s Law.
This is the latest from General Shapiro, who like Secretary Bookvar, has become highly partisan running his office as a political machine, not a transparent, competent governmental agency. Josh Shapiro has failed to protect victims of sexual abuse just as he failed to protect Pennsylvanians by refusing to investigate the Wolf administration’s decision to force Covid-positive nursing home residents back into nursing homes leading to the death of thousands of our citizens. The Democrat Attorney General in New York investigated the Cuomo administration for the same actions but AG Shapiro still refuses to do the right thing. Click here to read the NY Attorney General’s report on the Cuomo administration.