Fani Willis said she didn’t take the witness stand to emasculate Black men

Fani T. Willis, the Fulton County District Attorney of Georgia, was the surprise witness at her trial on Thursday, in which supporters of former President Donald are pushing to disqualify her for alleging Trump attempted to overthrow the 2020 election.

Willis told Trump’s fleet of lawyers, “You think I am on trial, but you are defending people who have attempted to overthrow the 2020 election. No matter how hard you try to put me on trial, I am not on trial.”

The response came after the former Trump staffer Michael Roman’s filings attempted to get Willis booted from the case. 

Willis’s decision to appear at the hearing shocked people who watched her in court and on television. 

Some said she blew it by not directly answering key questions, but others are convinced she made a strong statement.

Willis told the person cross-examining that she was not there to emasculate Black men, which was really shocking since most Black women handed a microphone blast Black men. The lawyer conducting the cross-examination said, “What?” as if he did not know what she meant.

Willis is very close to her father, a lawyer, a former member of the Black Panther Party, and Angela Davis’s former lover. Willis also worked in her father’s law office in California.

Willis and Nathan Wade, the special prosecutor assigned to assist in prosecuting Trump, confirmed for the first time that they had a romantic relationship but denied any wrongdoing. 

The court proceedings in this instance supplied riveting testimony, much like the O.J. Simpson murder trial in 1994 and the Senate’s vetting of Clarence Thomas on the U. S. Supreme Court in 1991.

Coworkers often become involved in romantic relationships unless such is forbidden by company policy, though many bosses have been involved intimately with their employees.

Judge Scott McAfee, who is hearing the case, will decide shortly.