Kemp rejects call for Trump-related special legislative session echoing three Gainesville area legislators

Gov. Brian Kemp says he won’t call a special legislative session to consider ousting Fulton County D.A. Fani Willis, echoing calls made earlier this week by three Gainesville area state senators.

Georgia News Network reports that during a news conference Thursday, Kemp (file photo) rejected the idea put forth by Republican State Sen. Colton Moore to impeach Willis in the General Assembly over her investigation into alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.  

Earlier this week, in a letter to Colton Sens. Shelly Echols (R-Hall County) and Bo Hatchett (R-Habersham County) blasted his proposals noting that Republicans did not have the needed majority to move forward with the idea and would need help from Democrats to do so. And the AJC reported Thursday that Senate Majority Leader Steve Gooch (R-Lumpkin County) also was not in favor of the idea.
Former President Trump, meanwhile, has pleaded not guilty to charges in his election interference case in the state. A lawyer for Trump filed a waiver for his formal arraignment and entered the plea Thursday.