From the Twitter feed of BrooklynDad_Defiant (@mmpadellan):
From Yahoo News:
Gov. Brian Kemp is telling several far-right Georgia lawmakers to lay off the calls to impeach Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
Georgia Sen. Colton Moore has led a charge via a letter to Gov. Brian Kemp requesting a special legislative session to impeach Willis after a grand jury handed up an indictment against former President Trump and 18 of his allies in the state and beyond alleging a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election here in Georgia.
During a news conference Thursday, Kemp said despite his personal feelings about the investigation, he does not have the authority to call a special session.
“The governor said not only does he believe calling a special session to remove Willis from the investigation would be unfeasible, but he also said it would likely be unconstitutional.
This is fantastic news. The despicable ploy by far-right GOP Georgia lawmakers to fire DA Fani Willis was likely TFG’s only hope of staying out of jail.
In 3…2…1…cue the unhinged “truth” posting by TFG about how Governor Kemp is a communist RINO blah blah blah. This will not sway the Georgia Governor, who has already been mercilessly attacked by Drumpf for not acceding to his wishes.
Three cheers for Governor Kemp, who is otherwise quite terrible. But this is a critical single item in his cheer column.
Lock TFG up.
Update 12:58pm ET — From troffelmasse in the comments:
Here’s a great link from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that outlines exactly what Kemp said at his presser today:
During a remarkable press conference, Gov. Brian Kemp quashed the idea of a special legislative session pushed by former President Donald Trump and his allies to oust Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis after she charged them with a vast conspiracy to reverse his 2020 defeat.
And the governor on Thursday also dismissed talk of backing efforts to reprimand Willis, either through legislative hearings that seek to slash state funding to her office or a newly empowered panel that can sanction wayward prosecutors or remove them from office.
Kemp threw water on three GOPer schemes: 1) special session impeachment, 2) the legislature defunding Willis, and 3) that commission crap bill that Kemp signed that specifically was aimed at throwing Willis out of office.
This really is important news. Kemp crushed all of it. (-troffelmasse)
Update 3:17pm ET — Here is the video of Gov. Kemp rejecting the commission and special session (h/t jqjacobs & Angela Marx):