Kemp appoints commission to consider future of state senator indicted in Fulton Trump probe

Georgia State Senator Still's Fulton County Jail booking photo. Taken August 25, 2023

Gov. Brian Kemp has appointed a three-person commission to consider the future of indicted Georgia state Sen.Shawn Still.

The Republican was one of 19 people indicted in the Fulton County investigation of alleged 2020 election interference in Georgia. That group includes former President Donald Trump.

Still has been indicted for his role in trying to replace Georgia’s Electoral College slate to show that then-President Donald Trump had won when President Joe Biden had won.

The commission includes Attorney General Chris Carr, State Senate Majority Leader Steve Gooch and State House Majority Leader Chuck Efstration.

They have 14 days to hold a hearing and make a report that could recommend suspending Still.

The three Republicans have to determine if “the indictment relates to and adversely affects the administration of the office of the indicted public official and that the rights and interests of the public are adversely affected thereby, the Governor or, if the Governor is the indicted public official, the Lieutenant Governor shall suspend the public official immediately.”

Kemp will then make the final decision.

Still is in his first term representing the State Senate 48th District, which includes parts of northern Fulton, northern Gwinnett and southern Forsyth Counties.

If Still is suspended, it would be without pay.

Still is currently out of the Fulton County Jail on a $10,000 bond for the seven felonies of which he has been indicted.

He is set to be arraigned in Fulton County Superior Court on Wednesday.