Georgia DA’s Office To Be Defunded

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In response to what he perceives as the unfair treatment of Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants, GOP Georgia State Sen. Colton Moore has urgently requested a special session of the state Legislature. His aim is to stop the flow of state tax funds to the office of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

Moore emphasized to Newsmax that Willis serves just one of Georgia’s 159 counties, yet her operations are partly financed by taxpayers statewide.

However, a mere week following Moore’s initiative, only one of the 32 Republican senators in the 56-seat Senate has shown any inclination toward endorsing such a special session.

Moore, a newcomer to the Senate, expressed his disappointment last Wednesday, saying, “You can’t rise to great heights when you’re surrounded by those who bring you down.”

His comments were in reference to his GOP peers who, rather than convening to deliberate on cutting funds for Willis’ office, prefer leaving the matter to a new Prosecutorial Oversight Commission. This commission would address any potential improprieties related to Trump’s case under Willis.

Moore expressed his discontent, remarking, “It seems they trust non-elected officials more than the chosen representatives of Georgia’s citizens.”

He also didn’t hold back in criticizing fellow Republicans, especially Gov. Brian Kemp, whom he described as being detrimental to the situation. Moore noted that Kemp took a considerable amount of time to confirm election outcomes. He recalled instances where both Hillary Clinton and Stacey Abrams had raised concerns about election results, yet faced no legal actions.

Moore added that “President Trump simply exercised his freedom of speech, asserting his win in Georgia, and now faces legal charges.”

The senator, representing Dade County situated near the Tennessee boundary, is firm in his belief that “Willis poses a risk to the state.” He vehemently stated, “I’m determined to ensure that state funds from outside Fulton County are not channeled to her operations. It would be a great injustice to allow her to continue unchecked.”