Georgia’s Kemp Effectively Says Arresting Opponents Is Constitutional – The American
Here was the startling headline at Fox News:
Gov Kemp says special session to remove DA Willis isn’t going to happen
Gov Brian Kemp says he has not seen any evidence that Fulton County DA Fani Willis’ actions are legally actionable
The story reports this, bold print for emphasis supplied:
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says ill-fated attempts by state Republicans to call a special session to remove Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis are not going to work.
Kemp made the comments during a press conference on Thursday, saying it has nothing to do with his personal feelings surrounding the district attorney’s case against former President Donald Trump.
“Up to this point, I have not seen any evidence that DA Willis’ actions or lack thereof warrant action by the prosecuting attorney oversight commission. As long as I’m governor, we are going to follow the law and the Constitution — regardless of who it helps politically,” Kemp said.
And as if that were not bad enough, there was this from Business Insider:
Georgia’s GOP state legislative leaders said that calls to defund Fani Willis are ‘theatrics’ and impossible to accomplish
Translation? District Attorney Fani Willis is perfectly free to arrest political opponents and interfere in federal elections.
Call me crazy, but nowhere in the text of the Georgia state Constitution that I can see is a district attorney empowered to arrest political opponents and interfere in federal elections as lawfully conducted by other states.
Yet with Willis doing both of those — and Kemp’s willingness (along with Georgia GOP legislative leaders) to look the other way — the Trump Georgia indictments are the stuff not of the Georgia Constitution but rather of banana republics.
The obvious here is that the former president is in fact very much a current candidate for president. And what do presidential candidates do? Hello? They campaign.
When all is said and done, what Willis is doing — indeed has already done — is force Trump off the campaign trail to spend his time dealing with indictments, arrest, booking, and, of course, the mug shot.
That is grade-A-level election interference. For which Georgia state Sen. Colton Moore seeks to hold her accountable through impeachment or defunding.
And where is Gov. Kemp? Where are the Georgia GOP state legislative leaders? Shutting down any effort to call Willis to account for her actions.
Simply put? What’s going on in Georgia is straight-up corruption — interfering in an election to legally restrain a presidential candidate from his constitutional right to campaign in other states.
With Kemp and GOP legislative leaders closing their eyes and giving a thumbs up to election interference.
Not good at all.