In a bold move, Republican state senator Colton Moore of Georgia has initiated the first step toward impeaching Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis. This comes after Willis indicted former President Donald Trump on charges related to his alleged involvement in overturning the state’s 2020 election results. Sen. Moore, representing the northwestern district of Georgia, took to Twitter to express his concerns, vowing to prevent “radical left prosecutors” from targeting political opponents.
Sen. Moore has written a letter to Governor Brian Kemp, urgently requesting a special session of the Georgia Legislature to review and respond to the actions of Fani Willis. He firmly believes that an emergency situation exists and demands immediate attention. In addition, Sen. Moore plans to defund Willis’s office as a consequence of her partisan investigation into the former president. He has even started a petition to rally support against the alleged misuse of the justice system at the taxpayers’ expense.
As a Georgia State Senator, I am officially calling for an emergency session to review the actions of Fani Willis.
America is under attack. I’m not going to sit back and watch as radical left prosecutors politically TARGET political opponents. pic.twitter.com/gpzg2l5uIU
— Sen. Colton Moore (@realColtonMoore) August 17, 2023
The recent impeachment law signed by Governor Kemp in May gives grounds for the removal of a state district attorney who fails to enforce the law adequately. While initially intended to address concerns about Democratic prosecutors disregarding the state’s abortion regulations, it may now be invoked to remove Willis from office. Willis, who has charged President Trump and 18 others under statutes typically reserved for mobsters, may face an investigation by the Prosecuting Attorneys Statewide Qualifications Commission if Sen. Moore’s efforts succeed.