Georgia’s Governor, Brian Kemp recently signed a bill in May that will allow for the removal of elected district attorneys from office via The Gateway Pundit.
The newly enacted law (Senate Bill 92) establishes a statewide Prosecuting Attorneys Statewide Qualifications Commission vested with the power to investigate complaints against district attorneys and, if warranted, remove them from office.
The grounds for discipline, removal, or involuntary retirement of a district attorney or solicitor-general listed in the bill, include:
- mental or physical incapacity interfering with the performance of his or her duties which is, or is likely to become, permanent;
- willful misconduct in office;
- with respect to district attorneys, willful and persistent failure to carry out duties pursuant to Code Section 15-18-6;
- with respect to solicitors-general, willful and persistent failure to carry out duties pursuant to Code Section 15-18-66;
- conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude;
- conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the office into disrepute; or
- knowingly authorizing or permitting an assistant district attorney or assistant solicitor-general to commit any act constituting grounds for removal under paragraphs (1) through (6) of this subsection.
It has been noted that this measure comes at a critical time, as Fani Willis, a Democrat serving as the Fulton County district attorney, is actively investigating former President Donald Trump in questioning the 2020 election. This means Kemp could legally replaced Willis.
It’s an inquiry that echoes the years-long efforts by Stacey Abrams and other Democrats who have been raising similar concerns and challenging election integrity.
Notably, in a suspicious event, the Fulton County court website posted several charges against Trump, including RICO charges, earlier on Monday, even before the grand jury’s proceedings had concluded. The information was quickly taken down.
A Fulton County clerk said the Trump indictment documents posted online were “fictitious.”
The Office of the Fulton County Clerk of Superior and Magistrate Courts has learned of a fictitious document that has been circulated online and reported by various media outlets related to The Fulton County Special Purpose Grand Jury.