Republican senator alleges the Fulton County District Attorney is persecuting Donald Trump

A Republican state senator has called for a special session of the Georgia Legislature to investigate Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who charged former President Trump and 18 others this week with attempting to overturn the state’s 2020 presidential election results.

State Sen. Colton Moore, who represents the northwest corner of Georgia, said Willis’s’ political persecution of Trump and her conduct following the indictment merits a thorough investigation.

“The Legislature has this great check and balance when it comes to controlling the purse. 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 persecutionâ€, Moore told The Hill. 

“If it turns out that she’s doing some corrupt things, then absolutely impeach her,†he said. A special legislative session would require an order from Gov. Brian Kemp or three-fifths of both the House and Senate to agree. 

Willis’s father was a lawyer and a member of the Black Panther Party.