As RedState reported, Fani Willis finally responded to the allegations that she hired the man she was having an affair with to be a special counsel in her office. For some reason, she decided to give her remarks in front of a black church congregation. In doing so, she interspersed claims of racial persecution with a total disregard for her moral and professional failures.
In other words, she’s in full panic mode.
WILLIS: God, why don’t they look at themselves and just be honest? I mean, they can’t keep it a hundred with themselves? Why are they surprised that a diverse team I assembled, your child, can accomplish extraordinary things? God, wasn’t it them who attacked this lawyer of impeccable credentials?
Nothing makes me cringe more than when a politician who has obviously engaged in immoral acts starts using God as a prop to defend their behavior. That is exactly what Willis is doing. Instead of taking responsibility for the fact that she allegedly had an affair and then hired her “lover” to be a special counsel in a completely improper and unethical fashion, she’s citing God and playing the victim.
It’d be different if Willis was apologetic, or in a religious context, repentant. She hasn’t shown an ounce of contrition, though. Instead, she’s doing what Democrat politicians who aren’t white always do: Claim racism.
Willis pointed out during her speech that the other two prosecutors assigned to the case, Anna Green Cross and John Floyd, both are white, and noted that allegations have only emerged targeting the two prominent black members of the prosecution — her and Wade.
“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?” she asked.
Green Cross and John Floyd, the other special counsels, are indeed white. They also didn’t have an affair with Willis, which is the entire crux of the matter. So while the audience she was speaking to nodded along, I don’t think any fair-minded person would agree with her framing.
But according to Willis’ alternate reality, if only she were white, no one would care that she hired her boy-toy to a high-level professional role while prosecuting the former President of the United States. Her evidence for that? She provides none because there is none. There is no reason to think race has anything to do with the criticisms being levied at her.
In fact, there may be reason to believe that her race has helped her avoid scrutiny, which is what we saw with former Harvard President Claudine Gay.