In a surprising move, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced on Thursday that he will reject the Georgia legislator’s efforts to fire District Attorney (DA) Fani Willis, despite the existence of a law that allows prosecutors to be fired by the Governor or legislators. This decision has sparked controversy, as many believe that DA Willis’s actions have led to a significant increase in crime in Atlanta, and that she should be removed from her position.
Governor Kemp addressed the media on Thursday, stating, “Up to this point, I have not seen any evidence that DA Willis’s actions or lack thereof warrant action by the prosecuting attorney oversight commission. As long as I’m Governor, we are going to follow the law and the Constitution – regardless of who it helps politically.” Kemp’s decision has drawn criticism from those who believe that DA Willis’s performance in office justifies her removal.
According to Senate Bill 92, Governor Kemp has the authority to refer a prosecutor for removal for various reasons, including willful misconduct in office, persistent failure to carry out statutory duties, and conduct that brings the office into disrepute. The Georgia legislator also has the power to remove a DA based on similar standards.
One of the main criticisms against DA Willis is the increase in the murder rate in Atlanta during her tenure. The city has experienced a rise in homicides each year since she assumed office. Additionally, Willis has been accused of allowing Antifa members to live in the Atlanta woods and instigate riots throughout the city. Many argue that these failures constitute willful misconduct and a persistent failure to fulfill her duties.
Furthermore, DA Willis has been accused of mishandling the prosecution of former President Donald Trump. Allegations suggest that charges against Trump were leaked from Willis’s office before the grand jury even voted on them. Critics argue that the charges, including Trump’s False Statements and Writings charge, are baseless and politically motivated. They claim that Trump merely questioned mail-in votes during his phone call with Brad Raffensperger, exercising his right to do so given the concerns surrounding Georgia’s 2020 election.
Another charge against Trump, The Conspiracy to Commit Impersonating a Public Officer, has been questioned due to the existence of alternative slates of electors in past elections. In 2016, Hillary Clinton had alternative electors, and there is evidence of high-ranking DNC officials meeting with them before January 6th of that year. Critics argue that charging Trump for a similar act is ludicrous and selective in its application of the law.
Some have argued that Governor Kemp’s decision to retain DA Willis is influenced by globalist interests. They claim that Kemp is under the control of the globalist uniparty mob, and his decision is part of a larger plan to maintain their control over the state of Georgia. These critics believe that it is important for patriotic citizens in Georgia to take action and recall Governor Kemp, whom they view as a lawless disaster.
Overall, Governor Kemp’s announcement to reject the Georgia legislator’s efforts to fire DA Fani Willis has sparked controversy and debate. Supporters argue that Willis’s actions do not warrant her removal, while critics point to her failure to address rising crime rates and allegations of mishandling high-profile prosecutions, particularly that of former President Donald Trump. The decision has also given rise to accusations of globalist influence over Governor Kemp, leading some to call for his recall.