Fani Willis Heads to Church in Aftermath of Fiery Testimony: ‘This Is a Really Hard Job I’m Trying to Do’

After two days of bombshell testimony in the evidentiary hearing on the motion to disqualify her from the election interference against Donald Trump and 18 co-defendants, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis made her case in church.

Willis addressed an Atlanta congregation over the weekend about the challenges she is facing, much in the same way she did after the affair allegations first broke last month.

On Tuesday’s show, Megyn was joined by Charlie Kirk, co-founder of Turning Point USA, to discuss Willis’ remarks and what it means for the future of the Trump case.

Take Me to Church

The district attorney was at Atlanta Berean Church on Saturday to receive a Black History Achievement Award. In her acceptance speech, Willis railed against the “weapons” being used against her and her office.

Willis: There are things going on recently that I won’t talk about, but everybody did not embrace me during those times and Berean has continued to embrace me… 

You know, people keep sending me scriptures and I appreciate those scriptures… The scripture they keep sending me is, ‘No weapon formed against you shall prosper.’ I need y’all to hear me though. They did not say the weapons will not form… 

The other lesson that I’ve learned in this three years is God ordains those weapons. He puts those weapons in your life to form against you. And if you really understand him, you become in your maturity to understand he does it for a reason. And it’s to grow you, and it’s to make you stronger, and it is to prepare. This is a really hard job I’m trying to do, and I am an imperfect human being. But I can literally feel the people who loves me prayers…

This is not the first time Willis has used a house of worship to air her grievances. Willis chose to make her first public remarks after the allegations of her improper relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade became public in January at Big Bethel AME Church in Atlanta.

In that 35-minute speech from the pulpit, the DA defended Wade and invoked race. “First thing they say, ‘Oh, she’s gonna play the race card now,’” she said. “But no, God, isn’t it them that’s playing the race card when they only question one? 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?”

As Megyn noted, the messaging from Willis has been consistent. “Here she is again back at church with yet another message about how hard it is to be her,” she quipped. “She’s just doing the best she can in schtupping the special counsel she brought in to go after the former president of the United States.”

Trust Issues

While Kirk couldn’t help but question Willis’ interpretation of scripture (calling her theology “all screwed up”) and ethics (“Let’s just not forget Nathan Wade was technically married when this affair was ongoing,” he said), he found it interesting to see how she is attempting to galvanize support around the circumstances as others reframe expectations.

If you listen to the speech, Willis received applause from the congregation throughout. “She’s trying to turn this into kind of like a community organizing-type issue,” Kirk noted. “Last time she was at the church, she was playing on outward racial undertones, like how hard is it for a Black woman to do her job type thing.”

But it still feels like the wheels are starting to come off. “She was supposed to be the one who was going to bring down Trump because there’s certain elements of this case that are different than the Jack Smith case and the Alvin Bragg case,” Kirk explained. “Now, all of a sudden, Fani Willis is being put on defense.”

Regardless of whether Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee allows Willis to stay on the case, Kirk believes it has been compromised. “Even if she remains, is anyone going to take anything that comes out of this case seriously? Of course not,” he said. “They’re going to look at her as a corrupt district attorney that gave sweetheart no-bid contracts to her lover.”

Perhaps as a hedge, Kirk noted that the media reaction to Willis and the Georgia case against Trump in general has started to shift. But these developments are no doubt disappointing. “Now the media is like, ‘Oh, well, we never thought it was that big of a deal. Why are you picking on poor Fani,'” he concluded. “She was built up to be the one to bring down Donald Trump.”

You can check out Megyn’s full interview with Kirk by tuning in to episode 727 on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen. And don’t forget that you can catch The Megyn Kelly Show live on SiriusXM’s Triumph (channel 111) weekdays from 12pm to 2pm ET.