ATLANTA (LifeSiteNews) — A Georgia Republican senator is calling on the state to convene an emergency special legislative session in response to the Monday indictment of former U.S. President Donald Trump and his allies under the state’s racketeering law.
Georgia Sen. Colton Moore sent a letter to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday arguing that “an emergency exists in the affairs of the state” that requires “a special session… for all purposes, to include, without limitation, the review and response to the actions of Fani Willis.”
Fani Willis is the district attorney in Fulton County, Georgia, where a grand jury on Monday indicted Trump and 18 of his associates in what conservatives argue is a politically motivated prosecution.
“America is under attack,” Sen. Moore wrote in a Twitter/X post along with his letter to Kemp. “I’m not going to sit back and watch as radical left prosecutors politically TARGET political opponents.”
“We must strip all funding and, if appropriate, impeach Fani Willis,” he added.
We must strip all funding and, if appropriate, impeach Fani Willis.
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— Sen. Colton Moore (@realColtonMoore) August 17, 2023
“The Legislature has this great check and balance when it comes to controlling the purse,” Moore said in remarks to The Hill. “Ultimately, from what I’ve seen, I think she should completely be defunded of any state dollars. People in northwest Georgia and Georgians all over don’t want their tax dollars going to fund this type of political persecution.”
“If it turns out that she’s doing some corrupt things, then absolutely impeach her,” he said.
As LifeSiteNews previously reported, the Fulton County grand jury turned in its 98-page, 41-count indictment late Monday night, charging Trump and 18 allies in connection with Trump’s alleged attempts to pressure Georgia officials into tilting the 2020 election results in his favor – a claim his supporters have argued is inaccurate, and that Trump simply sought to identify and toss out illegal ballots.
Willis and other prosecutors utilized a state racketeering statute that the Associated Press noted is “normally associated with mobsters” to bring the charges.
In a news conference late Monday night, Willis said the “indictment alleges that rather than abide by Georgia’s legal process for election challenges, the defendants engaged in a criminal racketeering enterprise to overturn Georgia’s presidential election result.”
In addition to Trump, the other individuals charged in the indictment are Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, Mark Meadows, Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Ken Chesebro, Jeffrey Clark, Ray Stallings Smith III, Robert Cheeley, Mike Roman, David Shafer, Shawn Micah Tresher Still, Stephen Lee, Harrison Floyd, Trevian Kutti, Cathleen Latham, Scott Hall, and Misty Hampton.
Trump and his associates are expected to voluntarily surrender by noon on August 25.