Faith leaders in Georgia set to endorse Fulton DA Willis

Prominent figures in Georgia’s Black faith community, such as Bishop Reginald Jackson of the Sixth Episcopal District of the AME Church and Reverend Timothy McDonald of the First Iconium Baptist Church, will come together on May 6 at 11 a.m. on Auburn Avenue, opposite Big Bethel AME Church. The purpose of this gathering is to officially endorse Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for re-election.

Dr. John Foster from Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Dr. Cynthia Hale from Ray of Hope Christian Church, Dr. Jamal Bryant from New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley from Providence Missionary Baptist Church, and Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner from the National African American Clergy Network are among the endorsing leaders. Additionally, Reverend Shanan Jones, President of Concerned Black Clergy of Metro Atlanta, and Reverend Andre Osborne, Regional Vice-President of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, have also joined the cause.

Bishop Jackson praised Willis for her remarkable effectiveness, unwavering fearlessness, and unwavering dedication to justice in Fulton County. Reverend McDonald highlighted the unwavering support of the African-American faith community for Willis, expressing their readiness to stand by her side in the face of detractors and critics.

“Fani Willis has demonstrated her effectiveness, fearlessness, and courage as a District Attorney committed to defending and prioritizing the pursuit of justice in Fulton County,” said Bishop Reginald T. Jackson. “I am delighted to consider her my friend and I am excited to unite the diverse African-American faith community in Georgia to highlight her leadership, passion, and the positive outcomes she has achieved for Fulton County.”

The event’s purpose is to highlight Willis’s leadership, passion, and proven track record in seeking justice in Fulton County.

Since January, there has been a motion to disqualify Willis from prosecuting former President Donald Trump and his allies for their alleged interference in the 2020 Georgia presidential election. This case has brought considerable controversy to Willis’s doorstep.

She faced allegations in the motion of engaging in an inappropriate relationship with former special prosecutor Nathan Wade. Furthermore, she was accused of gaining financial advantages from their connection, as well as from the investigation into Trump.

After a series of dramatic events and a court hearing, the case reached a point where the Fulton County Superior Court judge had to make a decision. The judge presented Willis and Wade with a choice – either one of them had to step aside, or another person had to take over the case. Wade ultimately made the decision to resign, which occurred a few hours later. In an exclusive interview with ABC News on Sunday, Wade openly discussed the nature of the relationship.

The Senate Special Committee on Investigations, which was established in January, is currently investigating the relationship and allegations to assess whether any laws require modification. The committee recently conducted its third meeting.

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee conducted an investigation into Willis for her potential collusion with the January 6 committee and her connection with Wade.

In addition, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took the initiative to file an ethics complaint against Willis.

The Georgia Supreme Court is currently deliberating on whether to hear an appeal of the judge’s ruling that permitted Willis to continue working on the case. A decision must be made by May 13.

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