Remember when certain Georgia Republican state legislators vowed to somehow magically oust Fulton County DA Fani Willis in spite of not having the votes or ability to do so, and pretty much the entire media tried to convince you that they were going to pull it off?
It obviously didn’t happen, given that Fani Willis is still standing. It was never going to happen, because in spite of all the doomsday hype, Georgia Republicans never actually gave themselves the ability to remove Willis. They only gave an independent review board the theoretical ability to remove Willis. Which meant it was never going to happen, because if they had wanted to remove her, they’d have given themselves the ability to do it.
Now things have taken an interesting turn. Georgia Republican state legislator Colton Moore, who verbally led the charge in insisting that Fani Willis would be ousted, has instead been ousted himself. Once he realized that his fellow Georgia Republicans weren’t willing to go along with pretending that Willis was going to be ousted, he turned on them, and started attacking them. Now, in response, Georgia Republican legislators have indefinitely suspended him from their caucus. This isn’t an outright expulsion, but it’s certainly an ouster.
Major media outlets on both sides spent months pointing to Colton Moore’s rhetoric as supposed proof that Georgia Republicans were indeed going to oust Fani Willis. The media certainly got their ratings out of it by pretending that Willis was in danger. But in the end, math is math, and there were never even close to being enough Georgia Republicans who wanted to stick their neck out by actually trying to oust Willis. As Palmer Report said from day one, Willis’ ouster was simply never going to be a thing. And now it’s Colton Moore who’s been ousted instead.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report