Rep. Debbie Lesko

Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Arizona, was named Monday as one of eight members of Congress who will serve on President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team.

 “I am honored to be named to President Trump’s impeachment team,” said Lesko, who represents District 8. 

“Democrats are playing politics and they are playing dirty. I will continue to fight against this corrupt and unfair process and look forward to assisting President Trump as a member of his impeachment team.”

The White House announced Monday, Jan. 20, President Trump appointed Lesko and seven other  Republican House members to advise his impeachment defense team ahead of the Senate trial set to begin this week.

The others appointed: Reps. Jim Jordan, John Ratcliffe, Mike Johnson, Mark Meadows, Lee Zeldin, Elise Stefanik and Doug Collins.

“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,” said a White House 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.”

Last month, a Trump tweet called Lesko “a great American.” She was an aggressive defender of Trump during the House impeachment process. She said Democrats were “tearing this country apart.”