Fulton County DA Fani Willis Hits Back At Ohio State Rep. Jim Jordan, Labels Document Demand A ‘Threat’
Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis said Ohio State Rep. Jim Jordan’s demand for documents concerning the criminal indictment of Donald Trump was a “threat.”
“In this job, and as a woman in general standing in this position, to threaten me is a waste of time,” Willis said during Atlanta’s Revolt World Festival on Sept. 24. “It’s not going to get anyone results, and I don’t care if it’s a member of Congress, I don’t care if it’s a local someone in the community, one thing that people learn about me is that I’m an equal opportunity prosecutor.”
As previously reported by BLACK ENTERPRISE, Willis’ remarks came following a letter Jordan sent out in August asking her to provide documentation related to her prosecution of former President Donald Trump.
The letter also mentioned the 18 others being tried on charges related to election interference.
“There is no justification in the Constitution for Congress to interfere with a state criminal matter, as you attempt to do,” she said.
According to The Hill, the district attorney called the House Judiciary Chairman’s “attempt to interfere” with the office’s prosecution “an “unjustified and illegal intrusion.” Willis was prompted to send a nine-page letter to Jordan after he sent his hours before Trump was scheduled to report to a Fulton County jail.
During Sunday’s festival, Georgia’s DA made it clear that “if you come into this community and you violate the law, you’re going to be held accountable.” Willis is standing firm on her duty to her community.
“What they don’t do is sit in my seat. I am the one there with the crying mama, which usually looks like me, and they’re telling me stories like ‘My baby was going to graduate so we buried him in his cap and gown,’” she said. “It is not until you’ve had that kind of burden on your shoulders that you understand why it’s so important, that people have value.”
The Hill reported that the trial for two of the 19 defendants charged in the case begins next month. Trump and the other defendants will face trial in Georgia in 2024.