In a significant political development in Georgia, the state Senate has initiated an investigation into Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. The Senate voted to create a special committee to probe whether Willis improperly used state tax money in her prosecution of former President Donald Trump and others.
According to the Associated Press, the resolution, passed with a 30-19 vote, came amidst allegations of a romantic relationship between Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade, which some claim poses a conflict of interest.
Georgia Senate votes to investigate allegations of impropriety by DA Fani Willis | Just The News https://t.co/KOaDl8KuS0
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) January 27, 2024
Republican Senator Matt Brass, one of the proponents of the committee, emphasized that the investigation is focused on tracking state funds and understanding their usage. However, Democrats in the Senate, like Senator David Lucas, criticized the move as partisan politics aimed at pleasing Trump and his supporters.
The controversy further escalated when Trump and co-defendant Michael Roman sought to disqualify Willis and Wade from the case. Allegations of their romantic involvement were highlighted, with Wade’s credit card statements indicating joint travel after his appointment as a special prosecutor.
🚨BREAKING: By a 30-19 vote, the Georgia State Senate has just authorized the establishment of a committee to investigate Fulton County DA Fani Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade following allegations the two were involved in an illicit affair involving taxpayer funds. pic.twitter.com/k40cQPUgrl
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 26, 2024
Republican Senator Brandon Beach described Willis’ hiring of Wade as a “prosecution for personal profit scheme,” alleging fraud against taxpayers.
This new investigative panel, unique in its ability to issue subpoenas and require sworn testimonies, adds to the already heightened political atmosphere in Georgia. The issue has become a focal point in the state’s 2024 legislative session, with implications for the upcoming elections.
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
The Georgia grassroots stood by me while the GOP establishment, the corrupt Democrats, and the elites in power all mocked us for our effort to INVESTIGATE FANI WILLIS.
The people ran a pressure… pic.twitter.com/yV9Cvy6mVV
— Sen. Colton Moore (@realColtonMoore) January 27, 2024
Amid these developments, Georgia State Senator Colton Moore took to X (formerly Twitter) to commend the grassroots movement’s role in pushing for the investigation.
“I want to thank the grassroots army that went door to door in Republican districts to force the Establishment GOP to take action,” Moore said exclusively to Amp America. “This would have never happened without the door to door operation that forced senators to go on record saying that they support a full investigation into the corrupt acts of Fani Willis.”
Door knocking guru and political strategist Cliff Maloney, who led the door knocking efforts, posted an update on the matter to X praising the grassroots initiative which brought these results.
“Nothing moves in politics unless it’s pushed.”
– Morton Blackwell
The GA Senate has FINALLY begun to INVESTIGATE the corrupt DA targeting Trump (Fani Willis)
Why did they do this?
— Cliff Maloney (@CliffMaloneyJr) January 28, 2024
Moore called the investigation a “historic milestone” and urged supporters to intensify their efforts, framing the inquiry as the first step towards impeaching and defunding Willis. Moore’s post reflects a commitment to continue this political battle, highlighting the growing involvement and impact of grassroots movements in shaping state politics