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Doug Collins among 8 named to Trump impeachment team
Ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., speaks during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. - photo by Associated Press

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. 

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.