Georgia’s GOP seeks supervision of prosecutors as Trump’s election investigation intensifies.

Georgia’s Republican legislators are pushing for bills that could make it easier to remove local prosecutors from office. However, prominent Democratic prosecutors have criticized this move as dangerous overreach. The bills, passed by the Georgia House and Senate, aim to provide state oversight and democracy by allowing the recall of any of the state’s elected district attorneys or solicitors general for “willful misconduct” or “persistent failure to perform his or her duties.” Republican lawmakers have claimed that the measures are required for the rein in reform-minded prosecutors and to crack down on crime. However, Atlanta-area prosecutor, Fani Willis, who is considering bringing charges against former President Donald Trump, has called the legislation “dangerous” and said it will limit prosecutors’ ability to carry out their work. The conflict highlights a broader national tension between conservative state governments and reform-minded local prosecutors.

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