Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Rejects Request from Trump Supporters to Oust Fanni Willis

Matt O'Hern
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp held a press conference earlier today to reject requests for a special session regarding Fani Willis.Photo byGov. Brian Kemp's official Facebook page

In the weeks following Fulton County District Attorny Fanni Willis' announcement of indictments against former President Donald Trump and 18 of his associates, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp publicly rejected the notion that a state special session should be called to remove or reprimand Willis.

“The bottom line is that in the state of Georgia as long as I’m governor, we’re going to follow the law and the Constitution, regardless of who it helps and harms politically," Gov. Kemp said. "Over the last few years, some inside and outside of this building may have forgotten that. But I can assure you that I have not.”

Georgia state Sen. Colton Moore, vice chairman of the state Freedom Caucus, is among the legislators who called for a special session on Willis' actions. During the press conference, Gov. Kemp dispelled rumors of evidence that Willis engaged in unethical behavior.

“Let me be clear: We have a law in the state of Georgia that clearly outlines the legal steps that can be taken if constituents believe their local prosecutors are violating their oath by engaging in unethical or illegal behavior,” he said. “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.”

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Matt O’Hern’s journalism experience includes political news reporting for various organizations and news publications in Florida since 2005. O’Hern graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, AL with a degree in journalism.

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