GOP Caucus Distances Itself from Georgia Senator Over Fani Willis Controversy

( — The Georgia state senator, who in August demanded that Governor Brian Kemp call a special session to investigate and impeach Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, was suspended from the Republican caucus last week, The Hill reported.

In a statement posted on X, the Georgia Senate Republicans announced that state Senator Colton Moore was indefinitely suspended from the Senate GOP caucus, noting that Moore pushed for a special session despite opposition from the other 32 Republican state senators, Governor Kemp, the Republican Speaker of the House, the Lt. Governor, and the chairman of the state Republican party.

The Senate GOP said Moore wasn’t suspended for advocating for a special session, noting he “has a right to his opinion.” Instead, the GOP argued that during his “advocacy” for the special session, Moore “knowingly misled” the people of Georgia and the country and caused “unnecessary tension and hostility” that put his “Republican colleagues and their families at risk of personal harm.”

According to the GOP caucus, Moore violated the internal rules of the caucus and was suspended after he refused to follow the rules.

Moore pushed for a special session after District Attorney Willis indicted 19 individuals, including former President Donald Trump, on racketeering and fraud charges in connection with their attempts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results.

At the time, Moore told The Hill that he believed that Willis’ office should be defunded over her “political persecution” of Donald Trump. Moore sought an investigation into Willis on corruption in hopes of getting her impeached.

Unsurprisingly, Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene applauded Moore’s action at the time, saying in a post on X that something had to be done “to stop Biden’s political henchmen like Fani Willis.”

In a post on X responding to his suspension, Moore accused the other 32 Republican senators of being “RINOs” and claimed they were “acting like children.”

Moore vowed that he was going nowhere and claimed that Georgia voters “are 100% with me,” adding that he planned to “double down” and would expose both Willis “and the RINOS covering for her.”

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