During a recent press briefing on Hurricane Idalia, Georgia’s Republican Governor, Brian Kemp, took a moment to address the demands from within his party to initiate a special legislative session aimed at impeaching Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis.
Transitioning from the hurricane updates, Kemp touched upon what he termed as an attempt to revisit past scenarios.
This was a subtle nod to State Senator Colton Moore, who, a few days prior, had advocated for the unique session to displace Willis, particularly over her actions against ex-President Donald Trump.
While emphasizing that the special session could be in conflict with Georgia’s current statutes and might infringe upon the autonomy of another governmental division, Kemp stated that, although he’s had differences with Willis in the past, he would not yield to calls for such a session, be it from Moore, Trump, or anyone else.
Kemp pointed out that Georgia’s law prescribes specific legal procedures if citizens feel that their local prosecutors are deviating from their oaths through unethical or illicit actions. To date, Kemp observed, he hasn’t found any solid basis to challenge DA Willis’ conduct.
Moreover, Kemp voiced concerns about the feasibility and potential unconstitutionality of such a special session. Reiterating his commitment to upholding the law and the Constitution, Kemp remarked that some might have lost sight of these principles, but he remains steadfast in his duty.
Concluding his address, Kemp emphasized Georgia’s intention to stay clear of mere political posturing and underscored the state’s commitment to acting righteously.