Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) just came out against the idea of holding a special session to remove Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D), Fox News reports.
Willis is the district attorney who has indicted former President Donald Trump and nearly 20 other Trump associates. Willis alleges that the defendants committed crimes when they attempted to challenge Georgia's results in the 2020 presidential election.
Like the other prosecutors who have indicted Trump, Willis has been accused of leading a political persecution of President Joe Biden and the Democrats' opposition, namely, Trump and Trump's supporters.
Legal experts, such as renowned defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, have given credence to this view by arguing that Willis's case is flimsy at best - that it looks to criminalize common political behavior.
Given the apparent partisan nature of Willis's prosecution of Trump and Trump's associates, there has been an effort in Georgia to remove Willis from her post.
This effort has been led by Georgia state Sen. Colton Moore (R). Others have followed Moore's lead.
Recently, there has been talk by some Georgia state legislators of holding a special session to remove Willis. But, Kemp says that it is not going to happen.
Kemp, on Thursday, said:
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.
Not many are surprised by this statement considering that Kemp and Trump appear to be at odds, particularly after the 2020 presidential election.
At the time of this writing, Trump has not responded to Kemp's statement.
It is worth pointing out that it appears that there is currently not enough support in the Georgia legislature to remove Willis. Support of two-thirds of the state's upper chamber would be required.
Trump, on Thursday, pled not guilty to the charges that Willis has brought against him. Fox separately reported:
Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to charges in his election interference case in Georgia on Thursday. Trump chose to waive a formal arraignment appearance and instead pleaded not guilty in a court filing.
A date for the trial has yet to be set.
In the meantime, Willis has given a huge boost to Trump's 2024 presidential campaign. Fox reports that, since Willis forced Trump to take a mugshot, Trump has raised over $20 million - off of the mugshot.