A Republican congressman has filed a bill to cut off federal funds from the Fulton County’s district attorney’s office due to the indictment and arraignment of former President Donald Trump over his efforts to legally contest the 2020 election results in the State of Georgia.
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), a member of the House Freedom Caucus, filed the WILLIS Act, which stands for the Withholding Investments from Lawless Litigators in States Act.
The Willis Act would ensure that “no Federal funds may be awarded or otherwise made available to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.”
The bill would also rescind the “unobligated balances of all amounts allocated” or “otherwise made available” to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.
The Willis Act would also “require the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office to reimburse the Federal Government for all amounts expended for such Office after the date of January 1, 2021,” which is when Willis took office.
“The indictments from the Fulton County Grand Jury are some of the weakest and most ridiculous I’ve ever seen,” Biggs said in a statement. “President Trump and the 18 others mentioned were indicted for mundane activities like sending a text message, making a phone call, reserving a conference room, and tweeting. This is a blatant attack on American freedoms. Our national debt is at an all-time high. We cannot afford to have our federal government funding corrupt DA Offices’ quests for national fame through political witch hunts.”
Trump was arraigned in Fulton County on 13 felony charges, including racketeering, along with 18 other co-defendants over their challenging of 2020 election results in Georgia.
Since Trump’s indictment earlier this month, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has drawn fire from House Republicans, who opened an investigation into her office on Thursday.
The Willis Act faces stiff opposition in the U.S. Senate from all Democrats and if it somehow survived it would certainly be vetoed by President Biden.