Fani Willis Claims Criticism Of Her Behavior Is Racially Motivated

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is using the “race card” to defend herself after being accused of misconduct for appointing the man she was allegedly having an affair with, Nathan Wade, as special prosecutor in the case against the former president and current GOP primary frontrunner Donald Trump.

Willis was subpoenaed to testify in Wade’s divorce case last week, as he and his wife have been in divorce proceedings since November 2021. Beyond the alleged affair, the Fulton County district attorney is accused of taking lavish vacations with Wade, which were funded by Georgia taxpayers in violation of federal law. Willis also authorized payments of more than $650,000 to Wade since January 2022 in his position as special prosecutor, despite the fact that he has relatively no experience in the role.

Willis has also been accused of misleading Fulton County officials in an effort to seek extra pay for Wade, and may have violated state law by never seeking county approval to hire him.

The Fulton County district attorney attempted to defend herself during a bizarre speech on Sunday at the Big Bethel AME Church, where she refused to outright address the scandal and instead tried to claim that those who criticized both her and Wade were racist.

“I’m a little confused. I appointed three special counselors. It’s my right to do, paid them all the same hourly rate,” Willis said during a speech that lasted roughly 30 minutes.

“They only attacked one,” she added. “First thing they say, ‘Oh, she’s gonna play the race card now.’ But no God, isn’t it them that’s playing the race card when they only question 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,” Willis continued.

She further argued that race played a role in the attacks later in her speech, stating that people “cannot expect black women to be perfect and save the world” and that they “need to be allowed to stumble.”

Willis faced mockery on social media for her comments.

“Why do these Marxists always blame racism and sexism when the receipts show it’s just straight criminality? Fani Willis went from the prosecutor to the prosecuted real quick It’s only going to get worse for you, Fani Enjoy!” popular user DC Draino wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Fani Willis sounds like a televangelist who has been caught with his pants down. Now this vicious tormentor who shows no grace to her political opponents wants us to show her grace. Nope! Lock her up and throw her RICO case out!” wrote author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.