Demands to dismiss Willis because of Trump

Some Republicans in Washington and Georgia began attacking Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis immediately after she announced the August 14 indictment against former President Donald Trump of conspiring to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. But others, including Gov. Brian Kemp, have been clear in their unwillingness to continue.

Kemp, who has previously survived stinging attacks from Trump over his refusal to endorse the former president’s false claims about the election, declined to comment on the indictment against Trump and 18 others at a conservative political conference hosted by radio host and Kemp ally Eric Erickson.

Other Georgia Republicans did not hesitate to attack Willis, and some joined Trump in calling for the Atlanta-based attorney general to be removed.

Republican US Representative Marjorie Taylor Green of Georgia said: “Fanny Willis should be ashamed of herself, and she will lose her job. We will make sure of that.”

Green spoke to reporters last Thursday outside the Fulton County Jail, shortly before Trump arrived in a motorcade to submit to a reservation and pose for a photo. On the same day, Republicans in the Washington House of Representatives announced their own investigation into Willis.

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