Georgia’s Republican Governor REJECTS calls to punish Fani Willis for indicting Trump: Brian Kemp shuts down GOP pressure and says law in the state is clear
- Gov. Brian Kemp rejected calls Thursday to launch an emergency session of the general assembly
- Several Republican allies of Donald Trump want to ‘DEFUND’ Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis
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Several far-right Republican lawmakers in the state have called on Kemp to act after a grand jury summoned by Willis indicted former President Donald Trump and 18 of his allies on August 14 for charges related to their efforts to overturn President Joe Biden‘s win.
At a press conference Thursday, Kemp noted that there was a process already in place in Georgia if constituents believed a district attorney was engaging in ‘unethical or illegal behavior.’
‘Up to this point, I have not seen any evidence that DA Willis’ actions or lack thereof warrant action by the prosecuting attorney oversight commission,’ Kemp said.
He said he believed what Republicans were calling for would be unconstitutional.
Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp rejected calls Thursday to launch an emergency session of the general assembly to ‘defund’ Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis
Allies of former President Donald Trump (left) want Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (right) punished after a grand jury summoned by Willis indicted Trump for a fourth time this year
‘As long as I am governor, we’re going to follow the law and the Constitution, regardless of who it helps or harms politically,’ Kemp said.
Kemp also reminded reporters that he had previously rejected calls to hold a special session to contest the 2020 election results ‘because such an action would have been unconstitutional.’
Kemp didn’t bow to pressure during the aftermath of the 2020 election, which caused a rift with Trump.
‘In Georgia, we will not be engaging in political theater that only inflames the emotions of the moment,’ the Republican said. ‘We will do what is right. We will uphold our oath to public service.
‘And it is my belief that our state will be better off for it,’ he added.
Trump ally, Georgia state Sen. Colton Moore, was commended by the former president Wednesday for making the push for a special session.
Trump thanked Moore for having the ‘courage’ to fight the ‘lunatics.’
‘PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WITH ME! He knows that my call for an emergency session to DEFUND the corrupt Fani Willis is the correct move,’ Moore posted on X, the site formerly known as Twitter. ‘Sadly, Georgia REPUBLICANS are blocking my efforts. This is madness. No more empty promises. The people want ACTION.’
Trump also thanked the people of Georgia ‘for putting up with this crap.’
With this avenue to punish Willis closed, Trump allies may have to look to Congress.
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told DailyMail.com last week that she was talking with House Oversight Chairman James Comer, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan and Speaker Kevin McCarthy about launching the fresh investigation when lawmakers return to Capitol Hill in September.
‘Look at the real collusion and conspiracy that’s happening between the Department of Justice and the state DAs, because basically, they are abusing the law and abusing the justice systems, not only on the federal level but in the state,’ she said.
‘I want to know how much coordination is happening between them and it’s all in an effort to target President Trump. And it’s completely unfair and it’s a weaponization of our government, all for politics.’
She called the arraignments against Trump made by the Justice Department, the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and Willis ‘in kind campaign contributions’ to Biden.