Republican state lawmaker moves to impeach Fulton County DA Fani Willis

 January 27, 2024

Georgia state rep. Charlice Byrd has introduced a resolution to impeach Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D).

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Willis is the Fulton Country District Attorney who has criminally indicted former President Donald Trump and several of his associates, claiming that they committed various crimes when they attempted to challenge Georgia's results in the 2020 presidential election.

Trump has maintained his innocence and has insisted that Willis is essentially running election interference for President Joe Biden, considering that Trump is Biden's top challenger in 2024.

This, however, is just a part of the criticism that Willis has faced. She has also faced criticism for hiring her lover - Nathan Wade - to lead the prosecution of Trump.

There are claims that Willis is paying Wade upwards of $600,000 in taxpayer money even though Wade is not really qualified to lead the prosecution. There are also claims that Wade has used some of this money to take Willis on trips.

Several investigations have been launched to get to the bottom of this situation.

The impeachment resolution

The overall claim that Byrd makes is that Willis ought to be impeached because, in prosecuting Trump, she has violated her oath of office.

Byrd says:

Fani Willis has a laundry list of potential conflicts that make her unworthy and unfit to be the District Attorney in Fulton County. Someone elected to that office is expected to uphold the law and not weaponize their office for political gain. Since Day One when she was elected, Fani Willis has embarrasssed the criminal justice system in Fulton Country and our state.

Byrd went on to accuse Willis of violating the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by prosecuting Trump and the others for essentially using their First Amendment right to challenge the results of a presidential election. Byrd even cited examples of the Democrats doing to same thing without being prosecuted.

It is unclear how much support Byrd has for the impeachment resolution. One would suspect that many lawmakers will want to wait to see what the investigations into Willis uncover.

Willis, at the time of this writing, has not responded to Byrd's impeachment resolution.

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