Georgia state senators who backed attempts to overturn presidential election stripped of committee assignments

Three Republican Georgia state senators who supported President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: LeBron James's 'racist rants' are divisive, nasty North Carolina man accused of fraudulently obtaining .5M in PPP loans Biden announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies MORE's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results were demoted Wednesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Two days into the state legislature's winter session, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R) took action against state Sens. Brandon Beach of Alpharetta, Matt Brass of Newnan and Burt Jones of Jackson.

The demotions mean that Beach will no longer chair the state's Transportation Committee, and Jones will be replaced as chair on the Insurance and Labor Committee. Brass will now oversee a banking committee — a lesser position than he previously held, according to Journal-Constitution.


While the demotions were somewhat expected, not all members of the assembly who supported the president's efforts faced penalties, the Journal-Constitution wrote.

The changes come as Georgia has experienced significant recent political upheaval.

Georgia became a major target of election fraud claims after the traditionally red state voted in favor of President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies Overnight Defense: Top general concerned about Afghan forces after US troops leave | Pentagon chief: Climate crisis 'existential' threat to US national security | Army conducts review after 4 Black soldiers harassed at Virginia IHOP Feds expect to charge scores more in connection to Capitol riot MORE in November, with President Trump reportedly calling a Georgia elections investigator in December to request that he "find the fraud."

No fraud was found in Georgia's presidential race or Senate runoff races by state election officials, which resulted in victories for both Democrats who ran, Sen.-elect Jon OssoffJon OssoffSenate Democrats' campaign arm taps Ossoff to chair environmental council Zaid Jilani: Apple, Google making money from 'scam' apps DNC taps veteran campaign hands for communications staff MORE and Sen.-elect Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockSenate locks in hate crimes deal, setting up Thursday passage Kemp faces uphill battle overcoming Trump's rage Senate aims to pass anti-Asian hate crimes bill this week MORE.

Biden's, Ossoff's and Warnock's wins turned Georgia blue for the first time since 1992 and gave Democrats majority in the Senate.

A recent Hill-HarrisX poll found that 56 percent of Georgia voters are happy with the way the state's election panned out.

-- Updated 10:35 p.m.