Georgia Senator Who Demanded Fani Willis Special Session Suspended from GOP Caucus

Georgia state Sen. Colton Moore demanded a special session of the Legislature for an investigation of Democrat Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. On Thursday, Moore was suspended from the chamber’s GOP caucus. Moore’s suspension was described as “indefinite.”

Moore called for a special session for an investigation into Willis last month after the district attorney indicted former President Trump on charges related to attempts to overturn the 2020 election.

The Republicans took a rapier-like rhetorical swipe at Moore. The Georgia Senate Republicans posted this statement to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter: “Despite the fact 32 of 33 Republican State Senators, the Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House, and the Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party agree that a Special Session to take action against the Fulton County District Attorney is impossible, Senator Moore has a right to his opinion.”

Openly acrimonious to Senator Moore, the Republican statement continued: “However, during his advocacy for his ill-conceived proposal, Senator Moore has knowingly misled people across Georgia and our nation, causing unnecessary tension and hostility, while putting his Caucus colleagues and their families at risk of personal harm.”

A brief background of events discloses that Moore had called for a special session for an investigation into Willis last month after she indicted former President Trump on charges related to attempts to overturn the 2020 election. Moore noted that: “The Legislature has this great check and balance when it comes to controlling the purse.” Moore then urged that the Republicans not use tax dollars to fund what Moore described as Trump’s “political persecution.”

Moore responded to his suspension by employing condescending language to describe his Republican colleagues. “I will now refer to the GOP Senate caucus as the “RINO caucus,” meaning Republican in name only.

“The Georgia RINOs responded to my call to fight back against the Trump witch hunts by acting like children and throwing me out of the caucus,” Moore said in a post on X. “But I’m not going anywhere.” Moore elaborated: “The people of Georgia are 100% with me,” and referred to the political battle as “the fight of our lifetime.”

D & B Staff

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