New records reveal Lesko attended meetings about overturning the election

By Ben Giles
Published: Monday, April 25, 2022 - 4:29pm
Updated: Friday, June 3, 2022 - 3:09pm

Debbie Lesko
Debbie Lesko in 2019.

It’s well known that Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar participated in a December 2020 meeting with the White House discussing strategies to keep then-President Donald Trump in office.

Newly released records from the Jan. 6 select committee reveal that Rep. Debbie Lesko, a West Valley Republican, was also at the meeting where some elected officials and Trump advisers discussed ways to overturn the election.

Lesko had previously signed onto legal efforts to throw out election results in other states, such as Georgia and Michigan. But she’s been less public about any misgivings she might have about Arizona’s election than some of her Republican colleagues in Congress.

The latest documents were disclosed in a bid to throw out a lawsuit by a former Trump adviser dodging cooperation with the committee.

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