Kemp’s Office Pushes Back On Possible Willis Impeachment

The office of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) indicated that it has not seen enough support for the efforts of a state senator to impeach Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D), who is leading the trial of former President Donald Trump regarding the aftermath of the 2020 election. 

Kemp’s office pushed back against an effort by State Sen. Colton Moore (R) to impeach the prosecutor over what he described as targeting political opponents.

“America is under attack. I’m not going to sit back and watch as radical left prosecutors politically TARGET political opponents,” Moore wrote.

Moore issued a letter to the governor, stating that three-fifths of the state House of Representatives and Senate supported holding an emergency session of the state legislature “for all purposes, to include, without limitation, the review and response to the actions of Fani Willis.”

The state senator also shared a petition on social media, calling for defunding Willis’ office “until we find out what the hell is going on.”

“We have not been provided any evidence to support that assertion,” said Kemp spokesman Garrison Douglas, referring to the three-fifths assertion.

“Given the governor was subpoenaed in this case in November of 2022, our office will not be commenting further,” Douglas said.

Moore separately told Fox News to tell “Kemp and his team to turn off CNN and open their eyes. I’ve done 25 TV, radio and podcast interviews with one identical message: I need 3/5 of my colleagues to sign the letter.”

“The people of Georgia want action, not more empty promises from fluff politicians,” Moore said.

Cody Hall, a senior Kemp advisor, spoke against the possible effort. He likened Moore’s effort to the Jan. 6, 2021 protests. He said that this represented a “special session, changing decades-old law and overturning constitutional precedent.” 

He further blamed the 2021 effort for Republicans’ loss of their control of Georgia’s U.S. senate seats.

“What are people hoping to learn in the second kick of the election-losing mule?” Hall asked.