Republican Georgia State Senator Colton Moore threatened to "draw his rifle" in response to the inaction of state lawmakers to defund the office of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis over the indictment of former Republican President Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants.
Moore, who is a staunch Trump supporter, is trying to push legislation to defund Willis' prosecution and called for an emergency legislative session to investigate Willis and possibly seek impeachment.
Moore spoke with Trump's former advisor Steve Bannon on his War Room podcast and said Willis' prosecution of Trump and his 18 co-defendants would incite "civil war" and that it was "just like Nazi Germany."
The 29-year-old GOP lawmaker said:
"I told one senator... we've got to put our heads together and figure this out. We need to be taking action right now."
"Because if we don't, our constituencies are gonna be fighting it in the streets."
"Do you want a civil war? I don't want a civil war. I don't want to have to draw my rifle."
You can view a clip of the segment, here.
"I want to make this problem go away with my legislative means of doing so."
"And the first step to getting that done is defunding Fani Willis of any Georgia tax dollars and hopefully Rep. Jordan and Rep. Biggs will follow suit in Congress and strip her of her federal dollars, too."
"Because she is not upholding her oath to the Constitution."
People shared their unsettling observations.
Others found his comments entirely mockable.
Newsweek pointed out that the prospect of Moore securing a special emergency session is low.
It would require the approval of Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp–who fell out of favor with Trump after failing to help reverse Democratic President Joe Biden's 2020 victory–or a three-fifths majority in both the House and Senate to override Kemp's veto.
Striking a blow to any effort by Georgia legislators to defund or remove Willis, Kemp today issued a clear message opposing the convening of a special session to address the issue, saying:
"The bottom line is that in the state of Georgia, as long as I'm governor, we're going to follow the law and the Constitution."
You can watch his comments below: