By custom, lieutenant governors are supposed to keep a low profile.
The political intrigue surrounding Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, however, could rival a “House of Cards” episode.
The state’s inspector general is investigating complaints that Mr. Stack, a longtime political player from Philadelphia, and his wife, Tonya, verbally abused members of their state police security detail and household staff at their official residence near Harrisburg.
What makes the probe particularly notable is the driving force behind it. According to two sources familiar with the matter, Gov. Tom Wolf initiated the scrutiny on Mr. Stack, the same man expected to be his running mate in next year’s re-election campaign.