The SLC Legislature officially has voted 10-3 to express no confidence in DA Mary Rain and more important ask the Governor to start a probe that could lead to removal from office.
The move is unusual because the DA is an elected official accountable to voters not to the County Legislature. What is problematic for Ms. Rain is such a request goes beyond local festering over the job done and places pressure on the Second Floor to intervene in local politics.
The normal remedy is to defeat the person at the polls. Ms. Rain is not up this year, but there is little record of trying to get people removed from office without an actual conviction. That happened with Skelos and Silver,
The Legislature asking for Ms. Rain's investigation and removal may be misplaced, but ten members decided to put the county's imprimatur on the complaints and bad press for the DA.
I am just not sure, since DA is Constitutional office, whether the County Leg should be involved in asking for a witchhunt.