BREAKING: President Trump Added These House Republicans to His Defense Team at Last Minute
Shortly before the start of the impeachment trial of President Trump, he made a big move to stack his defense team even further.
It was announced that Republican Reps. Doug Collins (Ga.), Mike Johnson (La.), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Debbie Lesko (Ariz.), Mark Meadows (N.C.), John Ratcliffe (Texas), Elise Stefanik (N.Y.) and Lee Zeldin (N.Y.) will “serve as part of his team working to combat this hyper-partisan and baseless impeachment,” according to a White House news release Monday.
According to Breitbart,
“Throughout this process, these Members of Congress have provided guidance to the White House team, which was prohibited from participating in the proceedings concocted by Democrats in the House of Representatives,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement. “The President looks forward to their continued participation and is confident that the Members will help expeditiously end this brazen political vendetta on behalf of the American people.”
The announcement comes after President Trump’s legal team filed a brief Monday in which it explained that the articles of impeachment invalid and the upper chamber should swiftly acquit the president.
“The Articles of Impeachment now before the Senate are an affront to the Constitution and to our democratic institutions. The Articles themselves—and the rigged process that brought them here—are a brazenly political act by House Democrats that must be rejected,” wrote White House counsel Pat Cipollone and the president’s personal attorney, Jay Sekulow. “All of this is a dangerous perversion of the Constitution that the Senate should swiftly and roundly condemn.”
If you watched the hearing with the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee, you’ll know that these individuals were powerful defenders of President Trump and are well prepared to work on this impeachment for the President and I’ll guarantee that they’re proud to defend out President from these tyrants.