Former U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) recently came to Donald Trump's defense regarding his fourth indictment in Georgia for alleged election fraud, racketeering and various other charges.
Brooks, who lately has been openly critical of Trump, didn't hold back his ire when he condemned the latest indictment Thursday on WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show" and said what he thought of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for bringing the charges.
"My overall reaction to this indictment, and I have read it, is that Fani Willis is downright dangerous and evil, and she needs to be held accountable by American citizens in some shape, form or fashion for her threat to our republic," Brooks said.
The relevant portion begins around the 12:30 mark.
"If you're a lawyer and you're bringing a case before a judge, there is some representation on the part of the lawyer that there is some basis in fact for the case that you have brought before the court," he continued. "So she could be held in contempt of court, she could be disciplined by the Georgie Bar Association. There are all sorts of legal avenues that American citizens have to pursue justice against Fani Willis, and I hope that they will."
On Thursday, Georgia State Sen. Colton Moore called for an emergency session to investigate Willis' actions and possibly seek her impeachment.
Congress needs FIGHTERS like those in Georgia House & Senate.— Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) August 18, 2023
Impeaching Atlanta DA Fani Willis for her partisan political hatchet job on Republicans?
May Georgia legislators QUICKLY impeach this evil & dangerous persecutor!!!https://t.co/APa4SazOx9
Brooks said unlike the other three cases currently against Trump, the one in Georgia had no legal merit.
"I'm focusing on the Atlanta case in particular because I believe that it's evil and dangerous, and Fani Willis needs to be held accountable for the wrongdoings that she has committed," he said. "I distinguish it from what's happening in New York and Washington D.C. and Florida. To me, those cases at least have arguable substance to them… It's my judgment, come this time next year, if we'd had trials in all four jurisdictions, Donald Trump's probably a convicted felon in one of those three other jurisdictions. But in Atlanta, if he's convicted, that is an egregious miscarriage of justice."
Brooks said he believes the legal attacks against Trump are purely political and meant to tank his chances of beating the Democrat nominee, which he doubts will be Joe Biden, in the 2024 election. Brooks cited a Reuters Poll that found 45% of GOP votes would not vote for Trump if he's convicted of a felony.
"We'd get stomped," Brooks said, comparing the election to Alabama playing Middle Tennessee on September 2. "That's the Democrat strategy. They want to win by forfeit, and they're going to forfeit our candidate if they can get away with it."
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