ATLANTA — Gainesville's U.S. Rep. Doug Collins has been named by the White House as one of eight House Republicans supporting President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial that begins Tuesday.
Collins tweeted Monday night that he's "honored" to fight on behalf of the president.
Honored to continue fighting on behalf of @realDonaldTrump.— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) January 21, 2020
This impeachment has been a sham since day one, and we will continue to expose it for what it is: A blatantly political attempt to overturn the will of 63 million Americans. #ShamImpeachmenthttps://t.co/ilVw3pcEWx
The eight House members aren't expected to actively participate in arguing the case before the Senate, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
The group will work "to combat this hyper-partisan and baseless impeachment," a White House statement said. The Republican congressmen and women have provided guidance to the White House team throughout this process, according to the statement.
Collins will assist Trump, his legal team and the White House by helping prepare legal materials and assisting with messaging throughout the Senate trial. He will not be on the Senate floor speaking during the proceedings.