Fani Willis inves­ti­ga­tion blast­ed by Demo­c­ra­t­ic state sen­a­tor for dis­tract­ing from expand­ing Med­ic­aid

Fani Willis investigation blasted by Democratic state senator for distracting from expanding Medicaid

A Demo­c­ra­t­ic Geor­gia state sen­a­tor is com­plain­ing that Repub­li­cans’ inves­ti­ga­tions into Ful­ton Coun­ty Dis­trict Attor­ney Fani Willis are dis­tract­ing from oth­er issues such as expand­ing Med­ic­aid.
In an appear­ance on the Mei­das Touch pod­cast, Geor­gia state Sen. Harold Jones argued that the law­mak­ers’ focus on Willis was a “waste of time” and risked jeop­ar­diz­ing an effort to expand access to Med­ic­aid.

Geor­gia state Sen. Harold Jones II speaks against a bill to change Geor­gia vot­ing laws dur­ing a debate Mon­day, March 8, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

“One of the major issues that are affect­ing the state of Geor­gia is that Geor­gia is only one of 10 states now that has not expand­ed Med­ic­aid. We’re still try­ing to push that this year. And we’ve still got two weeks to do that left in our ses­sion,” Jones said. “And we’re actu­al­ly try­ing to make sure that takes place; that is huge for us.”

GA State Sen­a­tor Harold Jones explains how the Geor­gia GOP’s focus on Fani Willis is tak­ing time away from expand­ing Med­ic­aid in the state: Geor­gia is only one of ten states that has not expand­ed Med­ic­aid.. 400k Geor­gians are not insured.
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“We’re tak­ing time away from doing that type of work, which is very impor­tant to actu­al­ly engage in a process,” he con­tin­ued, refer­ring to inves­ti­ga­tions of Willis. The Demo­c­ra­t­ic sen­a­tor then point­ed to the hear­ing the Geor­gia law­mak­ers held with Ash­leigh Mer­chant, for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s co-defen­dant Michael Roman’s attor­ney and the woman who helped spear­head the inves­ti­ga­tion into Willis.
“This process here that we real­ly have no con­trol over. It’s nice for the media and things of that nature, but that hear­ing that we have with Mrs. Mer­chant has no effect on the Geor­gia Sen­ate. We have no con­trol over those pros­e­cu­tors. We have no con­trol over that par­tic­u­lar process. It was real­ly, quite frankly, it was a waste of time,” he said.
The Repub­li­can-dom­i­nat­ed Geor­gia leg­is­la­ture turned its atten­tion to Willis’s pros­e­cu­tion of Trump after it emerged that she had a rela­tion­ship with the man she appointe …