Republicans are launching a state-level investigation into Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis (D) following her decision to charge former President Donald Trump in connection to his actions following the 2020 election. The effort also follows similar criticism of Willis’ actions in Congress.
The investigation was announced by Georgia state Senate Majority Leader Steve Gooch (R), who seeks to determine if the district attorney is using “her position in a political manner” and if Willis’ office is “weaponized against Republican candidates running for office.”
“We believe she is definitely tainted,” he said. “She’s politicizing this, and we want to make sure these people get a fair trial and a fair shake.”
The Georgia Republican added that the state legislature was creating a new oversight commission regarding Georgia law enforcement officials.
Under the newly enacted Senate Bill 92, the commission could remove or censure prosecutors for improper actions in office.
🚨 PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WITH ME!
He knows that my call for an emergency session to DEFUND the corrupt Fani Willis is the correct move.
Sadly, Georgia REPUBLICANS are blocking my efforts.
This is madness. No more empty promises. The people want ACTION…
TIME TO SIGN! pic.twitter.com/WYrb7ewTP3
— Sen. Colton Moore (@realColtonMoore) August 30, 2023
The investigation in the Georgia state legislature also follows an effort by state Senator Colton Moore (R) to possibly impeach the district attorney.
Moore called for an “emergency session to review the actions of Fani Willis.” He added that the indictment against the former president represented “radical left prosecutors” targeting “political opponents.”
The senator wrote to Gov. Brian Kemp (R), calling for the session because “an emergency exists in the affairs of the state.”
Kemp’s office stated that it appeared that Moore did not have the three-fifths support needed for the emergency session.
The efforts at the state level also follow significant opposition to Willis’ actions in Congress. House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) announced that his committee would be investigating Willis.
In a letter addressed to the district attorney, Jordan wrote that the “indictment and prosecution implicate substantial federal interests, and the circumstances surrounding your actions raise serious concerns about whether they are politically motivated.”
Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) is also seeking to cut federal funding intended for the Fulton County District Attorney’s office, as well as the investigations into Trump headed by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) and special counsel Jack Smith.