Judge Delivers Bad News To Democrats

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis, was disqualified by a judge from investigating one of 16 Republicans on Monday (July 25). The Republican had served on a cohort of pro-Trump fake electors, as former President Donald Trump and his allies attempted to overturn the 2020 result in Georgia.

The ruling came after a judge found that a conflict of interest barred Willis from investigating one of the phony electors, Sen. Burt Jones.

The conflict of interest appears to stem from a fundraiser Willis hosted last month for a Democratic candidate who went on to win their primary and will now face off against Jones.
The District Attorney had identified Jones as a target of the Grand Jury investigation.

In his ruling, Judge Robert McBurney of the Superior Court of Fulton County wrote, “This scenario creates a plain — and actual and untenable – conflict.”

McBurney added, “Any decision the District Attorney makes about Senator Jones in connection with the grand jury investigation is necessarily infected by it.”

The judge went on to state that given the significance of the investigation, which is gathering “public attention” while “touching so many political nerves in our society,” should not be “burdened by legitimate doubts about the District Attorney’s motives.”

However, McBurney rejected 11 other similar disqualification requests from phony electors subpoenaed by Willis’s office.