State Rep. Houston Gaines

Support in the General Assembly already appears to be growing for an effort by state Rep. Houston Gaines, R-Athens, to create a statewide district attorney oversight committee, especially with Gov. Brian Kemp recently attacking some “far-left” district attorneys who often refuse to prosecute criminals in violation of their oath of office.

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, for example, has publicly singled out Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney Deborah Gonzales for openly boasting that she won’t prosecute some drug case, hoping that more people who are arrested are released without requiring cash bail and for declaring that she will never seek the death penalty for murder even though it is permitted by state law. 

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