District Attorney Fani Willis, who oversees Atlanta, Georgia, released a statement Monday saying that she will “enforce the law without fear of favor” if a case is referred to her office regarding President Trump’s “disturbing” phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
In her statement, first obtained by local outlet WSBTV, Willis said she found news reports about the weekend phone call “disturbing.”
“Anyone who commits a felony violation of Georgia law in my jurisdiction will be held accountable,” Willis said. “Once the investigation is complete, this matter, like all matters, will be handled by our office based on the facts and the law.”
Willis’s statement came after David Worley, the sole Democrat on Georgia’s state Board of Elections, called for a civil and criminal probe over the controversial phone call in which Trump pressured the GOP election official to “find” more votes for him.
“It’s a crime to solicit election fraud, and asking the secretary to change the votes is a textbook definition of election fraud,” David Worley told The Washington Post.
Worley, in a letter to Raffensperger, said the call was “probable cause” for a probe into possible election code violations, citing a section of the state code criminalizing soliciting election fraud from someone else.
In the phone call, Trump asks Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes” to upend his election loss in the state. , who has repeatedly debunked the president’s claims of widespread election fraud, Raffensperger refused the request, saying the state had an “accurate election.”
Read Willis statement below:
New – Statement from new Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis on Trump/Raffensperger pic.twitter.com/9AWJQYc5yV
— Justin Gray (@JustinGrayWSB) January 4, 2021