Where’s Fani? Disgraced DA mysteriously SKIPS debate leaving challenger talking to an empty podium

Embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis was a no-show at the first Democratic debate in her bid to win re-election.

The scandal-ridden DA prosecuting the election interference case against former President Donald Trump appears not to be worried about her re-election as she opted to co-host an annual “self-care fair” rather than debate attorney Christian Wise Smith.

Smith was left debating an empty podium during the event sponsored by the Atlanta Press Club.

Willis’ relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade plunged her into a headline-making scandal though a Georgia judge determined that she should not be disqualified from her prosecution of the case against Trump,

But evidently, Willis was not worried about building back her reputation or support ahead of re-election as she skipped the Democratic debate to attend the second annual “Self Care Fair” for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

Smith addressed Willis’ decision to hire Wade during the one-sided debate on Sunday.

“That issue is important to us in Fulton County and a lot of people across the country… but you have to do things differently,” he said. “When you pay one attorney nearly $1 million to handle one case, that leaves the rest of us vulnerable, that hurts everyone in Fulton County.”

Willis has been adamant that she has nothing to apologize for and is not embarrassed by her relationship with Wade.

‘I don’t feel like my reputation needs to be reclaimed. Let’s say it for the record – I’m not embarrassed by anything I’ve done,’ she told CNN last month during a community event in College Park, Atlanta.

“I guess my greatest crime is I had a relationship with a man, but that’s not something that I find embarrassing in any way,” she added. “I know that I have not done anything that is illegal.”

Meanwhile, Willis is now facing yet another legal problem as state Rep. Mesha Mainor announced last week she is filing a lawsuit against the district attorney,  Commissioner Marvin Arrington, and multiple county government departments.

“The lawsuit alleges that Willis, Commissioner Marvin Arrington, the Fulton County Ethics Board and the county itself were derelict in its duties to properly litigate a criminal case in which Mainor was repeatedly stalked by a former friend and political associate,” Newsweek reported.

Mainor, a former Democrat who switched to the Republican Party last summer, saying that she could no longer comply with Democrats’ “left-wing radicalism, lawlessness, and putting the interests of illegal aliens over the interest of Americans.”

Willis skipped out on the first debate just as early voting begins this week.

“Right now, she’s focused on Trump, and rightfully so, but that leaves so many people in Fulton County vulnerable,” Wise Smith said in an interview with Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, 11 Alive.

“That leaves a lot of things being neglected by so much focus, energy, resources and manpower going toward one case,” he contended.

Frieda Powers

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