Georgia State Senator Colton Moore is calling for an emergency session of the Georgia State Senate to address the actions of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. This comes after Willis indicted the 45th President and 18 others for questioning the reported results of the 2020 Presidential Election. Under Georgia law, the Senate session could result in the removal of Willis from office for allegedly targeting political opponents.
State Senator Moore, a Republican representing district 53, took to Twitter to make his announcement. He stated, “As a Georgia State Senator, I am officially calling for an emergency session to review the actions of Fani Willis.” Moore expressed concern that America is under attack and vowed not to allow left-wing prosecutors to politically target their opponents.
Accompanying Moore’s tweet is a copy of his official call for an emergency session, addressed to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. For the emergency session to be triggered, the call needs to be signed by three-fifths of the State Senate.
This move by Senator Moore is part of a broader response to the indictment of former President Trump in Fulton County. Pressure is mounting on Governor Kemp to take action and remove Willis from office. Earlier this year, Kemp signed legislation establishing the Prosecuting Attorneys Qualifications Commission (PAQC), which serves as an oversight mechanism for district attorneys and solicitors-general across the state. The commission has the authority to remove district attorneys from office.
The indictment of Trump in Fulton County is seen by many as an extension of the alleged coup that was fueled by the fraudulent 2020 Presidential Election. Fulton County, home to Atlanta, Georgia’s largest city, was a hotspot for the alleged election fraud which resulted in Joe Biden winning the White House.
Governor Kemp has the power to remove Willis from office, but he has yet to take any action. This has led to national criticism of Kemp for his failure to secure Georgia’s elections. Interestingly, Kemp received praise from the World Economic Forum for his handling of Georgia’s elections at this year’s Davos summit.
The call for an emergency session and the pressure on Governor Kemp signify a growing backlash against what many perceive as a politically motivated inquiry into the 2020 Presidential Election. As the debate continues, the fate of Fani Willis and the implications for future elections in Georgia remain uncertain.