In Georgia, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has proposed a trial date for former President Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants of March 4, which would be immediately before what’s known as Super Tuesday.
The moniker refers to an early point in the presidential primary process when a large number of states hold their nominating contests on the same day, meaning the day could be a make-or-break moment for candidates in the respective parties’ primaries because of the number of convention delegates set to be allocated.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) isn’t exactly thrilled about the proposed trial date from Willis. “Fulton County DA Fani Willis wants March 4th as the court date to begin her communist style persecution of President Trump for simply saying his election was stolen,” Greene claimed Thursday, misrepresenting Willis’s case against Trump. “That is the day BEFORE Super Tuesday!! They want to silence President Trump so he can’t campaign and they are committing election interference. This is a conspiracy by Biden and the Democrats coordinating from the Federal DOJ all the way to State DA’s! We can not allow this to happen! Republicans must act in our capacity to stop this. Otherwise our country is over.”
Greene isn’t the first on the far-right to allege that Trump’s four criminal cases, including the matter in Georgia, are emblematic of Communism, and the allegation remains unsupported by the facts, as there is no evidence Trump’s charges have been handled procedurally in any manner substantially different from the many other charges and cases that regularly emerge from the country’s system of grand juries. There is similarly no apparent evidence for the allegations that Trump is becoming the victim of a conspiracy between state and federal prosecutors. And finally, Greene didn’t exactly explain how a little over a dozen and a half people going on trial in one of fifty states under any circumstances would supposedly mean… the end of the United States. (It won’t.)
Fulton County DA Fani Willis wants March 4th as the court date to begin her communist style persecution of President Trump for simply saying his election was stolen.
That is the day BEFORE Super Tuesday!!
They want to silence President Trump so he can’t campaign and they are…
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) August 17, 2023