Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) stated on Thursday in a press conference that he would not endorse attempts to oust Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from her position despite her indictment of President Donald Trump.
He emphasized that his stance had no connection to his personal sentiments regarding the district attorney’s case against former President Donald Trump.
According to Breitbart, Kemp dismissed these endeavors as “political theater.”
Of course Brian Kemp is helping Fani Willis! Democrats & GOP are working together to remove Trump from the 2024 ballot.
That’s why America is headed for chaos.
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) September 1, 2023
Willis’ indictment encompasses 41 charges against President Trump and 18 associates, including campaign surrogates, lawyers, and notable allies.
Earlier this month, State Sen. Colton Moore (R-GA) proposed a motion to initiate an emergency session of the state legislature to investigate Willis and assess her suitability for continued office.
Moore said, “As a Georgia State Senator, I am officially calling for an emergency session to review the actions of Fani Willis. America is under attack. I’m not going to sit back and watch as radical left prosecutors weaponize their elected offices to politically target their opponents.”
In reply, Kemp contended that convening a special session would “ignore current Georgia law and directly interfere with the proceedings of a separate but equal branch of government.”
Kemp said, “Up to this point, I have not seen any evidence that D.A. Willis’ actions, or lack thereof, warrant action by the prosecuting attorney oversight commission.”
He continued, “As long as I’m governor, we are going to follow the law and the Constitution, regardless of who it helps politically.”
Kemp’s statement has drawn additional scrutiny from conservatives, amplifying the strain in his already contentious association with the 45th president.
Following the 2020 election, President Trump consistently censured Kemp, as well as Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, for what he perceived as insufficient efforts to address potential voter fraud that could have impacted the election outcome that year.
In 2022, President Trump backed former Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) in his endeavor to challenge Kemp in the gubernatorial primary, though Perdue ultimately did not succeed.
On Tuesday afternoon, Willis submitted a motion, urging the Fulton County judge overseeing the case against Trump and 18 others to hasten the trial proceedings.
The 19 defendants, including Trump, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, Kenneth Chesebro, and others, are facing joint trials concerning charges tied to Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
In her motion, Willis requests that the defendants be provided with a specific deadline for the option to separate themselves from the broader case.