Georgia State Senator Colton Moore (R) told the “Todd Starnes Show” Thursday Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis needs to be impeached and defunded for politically charging former President Trump and 18 of his associates.
The 29-year-old lawmaker, who is an auctioneer and dump truck driver, called for an emergency session of the House and Senate to address Willis’ actions this week.
“We have some Gestapo tactics going on, on the other side,” Moore told host Todd Starnes. “We have a district attorney who’s using taxpayer funds. She’s using her government authority. She’s taking political prisoners. She’s charging them for their First Amendment rights, and the penalties are so high, Todd, that it could ultimately result in lethal injection.”
Moore said he was tired of all the talk and social media posts following Trump’s fourth indictment.
“I’ll be damned if I’m going to be a state senator who’s going to be sittin’ on the sidelines when a former president is facing that type of political persecution,” Moore stated.
“It’s time to do our job,” he added. “We as a legislature have the power of the purse. We can defund the district attorney. We can also investigate. We have oversight power of any judicial officer in this state. We’ve got to lead this investigation. And if the corruption is found out, she must be impeached.”
The following is a rushed transcript from Colton Moore’s interview on the “Todd Starnes Show”:
MOORE: Todd, thank you so much for having me. Great to be here.
STARNES: So I want you to explain to our listeners why there needs to be an emergency session of the Georgia House and Senate.
MOORE: Well, we have some Gestapo tactics going on on the other side. We have a district attorney who’s using taxpayer funds. She’s using her government authority. She’s taking political prisoners. She’s charging them for their First Amendment rights, and the penalties are so high, Todd, that it could ultimately result in lethal injection.
STARNES: That’s the shocking thing here, is that the charges are looking at they could actually lead to the death penalty. Is that accurate?
MOORE: That’s right. And I’ll be damned if I’m going to be a state senator who’s going to be sittin’ on the sidelines when a former president is facing that type of political persecution. Unfortunately, we don’t have many legislators willing to take action. And I’m tired of the talk. I’m tired of the Facebook posts. It’s time to do our job. And our job is very unique. We as a legislature have the power of the purse. We can defund the district attorney. We can also investigate. We have oversight power of any judicial officer in this state. We’ve got to lead this investigation. And if the corruption is found out, she must be impeached.
STARNES: Senator, we had heard early on that there had been some sort of law passed where that would give the governor the power to appoint a commission to remove district attorneys. Is that accurate? And how does that process work?
MOORE: We as legislators have power in ourselves, and we’ve got to start taking action and using that power.
STARNES: I’m curious if any of your fellow Republican lawmakers have signed on.
MOORE: Well, you know, I just pushed this out at the Capitol today, still here in Atlanta. And, you know, I hope I hope to have a lot of signatures hopefully here by the end of the day. I’ve talked to a lot of my colleagues. A lot of colleagues are very reluctant to say anything. I mean, one colleague was, well, we’ll just put in a bar complaint. Well, that’s too weak for me. That’s not our job as senators to be pushing out bar complaints that no one’s going to see. We have the power as a legislature to de-fund. I don’t want my tax dollars and my fellow Georgians’ tax dollars going to fund this type of political persecution. And this is something you might see in Putin’s Russia, not here in the state of Georgia.
STARNES: Senator, do you guys have Republican majorities in the House and the Senate there?
MOORE: Yes, sir, we do. And you know, more reason to get after it.
STARNES: So it would take what, just a simple majority to defund the district attorney’s office.
MOORE: Well, yes, sir, because that’s something that’s done within the budget. Obviously, this district attorney has too much money. The ACLU reports that half of the prisoners in their jail haven’t been charged with a crime yet. And then we’ve got Young Thug and Young Slime also facing RICO charges. It’s been an entire year now. And they haven’t even picked a jury. But yet this district attorney goes to the podium and says, I’m going to have a trial for these 18 in the next six months. So obviously she’s got too much money to spend. No need in our tax dollars going to fund it.
STARNES: Senator, how concerned are you about the president when he arrives there in Atlanta to surrender to authorities? Is there a concern that they may not grant bail initially? I’m just I mean, at this point, I think everything is on the table here, I have to imagine.
MOORE: I think you’re absolutely right. I mean, if they’re willing to charge them and I mean them, all of them, with charge is so great that they would put you to death? Nothing surprises me more. I mean, they’ve taken it to such an extreme, such an un-American thing. I mean, Hillary Clinton challenges elections. Stacey Abrams challenges elections. I mean, my goodness, it took 19 days to certify the election results in Georgia. Any reasonable person is going to say, ‘Hey, I want to kind of look into this. I think there might be some election fraud,’ and then to charge them because they’re making false statements going after their First Amendment right. Absolutely ridiculous.
STARNES: So we just have about a minute here, Senator. We have a lot of listeners in Georgia and, of course, around the nation. But what is the message? What do you want our listeners to do? What do they need to be doing right now?
MOORE: First off, take action with your legislators. Contact them. Ask them to take action. Don’t just speak and give us something on Facebook. Begin your process. Do your job as a legislator. Sign on to this special session request. The process has begun. It’s time to get on board. The train is rolling out of the station. You can also help me out. Go to Colton Morcombe and sign the official petition there and get on board. It’s time to take action TOT We got a country to save and it’s slipping through our fingers.
STARNES: Well, good for you. And Senator, we appreciate your boldness. And you’re right. This is no, this is not a fight at the country club over a croquet match. We’re in a street fight right now. And at stake is the heart of the country. All right.
MOORE: Thank you for being a great patriot yourself. Appreciate you having me.
STARNES: You got it, Senator. All right. Senator Kolton Moore of Georgia, everybody. And we appreciate him hopping on the program here.