Republicans in GOP-controlled states have been passing laws meant to remove elected Democratic district attorneys from office– basically, for being Democrats in majority-Black cities and towns. The pretext will be that D.A.s are refusing to enforce draconian abortion laws (or anything else they can use). In this case, it seems clear they plan to use this as a pretext to remove Fulton County D.A. Fani Willis before she can indict Trump. But no one in the national press seems to be talking about it. Via CNN:
Republican Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia signed legislation Friday that will create an oversight commission with the power to remove local prosecutors and district attorneys from their jobs. The measure has been heavily criticized by Democrats, including an Atlanta-area DA, who is seriously weighing charges in connection with former President Donald Trump’s actions in Georgia during the 2020 election.
Prior to the signing, Kemp’s office said that the measure, known as SB 92, would create “an oversight mechanism for district attorneys and solicitors-general across Georgia to ensure accountability in upholding constitution and statutory duties.”
“As hardworking law enforcement officers routinely put their lives on the line to investigate, confront, and arrest criminal offenders, I won’t stand idly by as they’re met with resistance from rogue or incompetent prosecutors who refuse to uphold the law,” Kemp said in a press release after signing the bill. He added that the creation of the commission “will help hold prosecutors driven by out-of-touch politics than commitment to their responsibilities accountable and make our communities safer.”