Have you been caught committing adultery with your dubiously qualified special prosecutor? Don’t give in: dial 1-800-RACISM.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis finally responded Sunday to accusations leveled last week by one of Donald Trump’s co-defendants, who claimed in a court filing that she was romantically involved with an outside lawyer she hired to prosecute a racketeering case against the former president and his allies.
Taking the pulpit on Sunday at Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a historic Black church in Atlanta, Willis defended her hiring of special prosecutor Nathan Wade on account of his “impeccable credentials.”
“Wait a minute, God,” Willis said from the pulpit, “You did not tell me as a woman of color it would not matter what I did — my motive, my talent, my ability and my character would be constantly attacked.
“Oh Lord, they’re going to be mad when they call us out on this nonsense,” she added. “First thing they’ll say, ‘Oh, she’s going to play the racism card now.’ But no, God, isn’t it them who are playing the race card when they only questioned one?
“Isn’t it them playing the race card when they constantly think I need someone from some other jurisdiction in some other state to tell me how to do a job I’ve been doing almost 30 years?”
The only possible reason conservatives are attacking Fani Willis is because she’s black, can’t be because of the Trump prosecution.
Even in a sociopolitical echo chamber where everything is reduced to racism, this is still ridiculous. Trump has had some things to say about Jack Smith and Robert Mueller and other investigators and prosecutors who were (and as far as I know still are) white.
Peter Strzok was similarly nailed on adultery and he’s a very white man.
Fani Willis knows that the stuff she’s spewing is nonsense. Her audience knows it’s nonsense. And yet they have to believe it anyway.
Anything else would be racist.