Republicans suspend Georgia senator from GOP caucus after he called for investigating Fani Willis
"This decision simply impacts Senator Moore's ability to caucus with his fellow Senate Republicans," the lawmakers stated.
Georgia Republican senators on Thursday suspended state Sen. Colton Moore from the party caucus after he called for a special session to investigation Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis amid her prosecution of former President Donald Trump.
Willis indicted the former president and 18 co-defendants as part of her investigation into his efforts to challenge the 2020 election results in the Peach State. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges and slammed the case as part of a broader political witch hunt against him.
The lawmakers confirmed Moore's indefinite suspension in a Thursday statement, saying that he deceived Georgians in making his demand for a special session, which they consider impossible.
"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," the statement read.
"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," it continued. "Furthermore, Senator Moore was informed that he has violated multiple Caucus Rules on multiple occasions and was given every opportunity to simply adhere to the Rules going forward, not to abandon his wrongheaded policy position."
"Unfortunately, he has refused and was suspended by Leadership from participating in the Caucus until he agrees to abide by the Rules which he voted for at the beginning of his term," the senators went on.
"This decision simply impacts Senator Moore's ability to caucus with his fellow Senate Republicans. It does not preclude him from representing the constituents of Senate District 53 as a duly elected State Senator while participating in official Senate business," the lawmakers continued. "The Majority Caucus understands that we are stronger when unified and hopes Senator Moore will rejoin us in the future as we continue delivering winning conservative policy solutions for our state."
Moore, for his part, retorted that the suspension was the work of RINOs and insisted he would continue to pursue his efforts against the Fulton County DA.
"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. But I’m not going anywhere," he posted on X. "I stand by my Republican principles. I stand by the Republican platform. I will continue to serve as a Republican Senator from the great state of Georgia. Unfortunately, now I will be forced to refer to my colleagues, who ran on being 'Trump conservatives' as the RINO caucus."
"The people of Georgia are 100% with me. This is the fight of our lifetime, and I will continue to double down to defend the rule of law and do what is right. I will continue to EXPOSE Fani Willis and the RINOs covering for her," he concluded.
Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.