ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp said he will not call a special session to investigate, nor impeach Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
Some Republican legislators continue to demand a special session to investigate Willis’ prosecution of former President Donald Trump and others on election interference charges.
But Kemp said Thursday that he doesn’t have the legal authority to call one and said he hasn’t seen that Willis has done anything illegal.
Far-right Republicans led by Trenton state Sen. Colton Moore have repeated calls to punish Willis for her prosecution of Trump and 18 others.
“Targeting one specific DA in this manner certainly flouts the idea of separation of powers if not outright violates it,” Burns said.
Kemp refused to call a special session in 2020 despite intense pressure from Trump.
Kemp did criticize Willis’ prosecution, believing it’s political in nature and sows seeds of distrust, but added, he’s seen no evidence she’s done anything illegal. »