LANSING — Today, Mike Rogers endorsed Donald Trump for President and embraced dangerous conspiracy theories after facing criticism in the “caustic” and “radioactive” GOP primary. Rogers’ endorsement comes after he refused to endorse Trump in the 2016 or 2020 elections.

“Mike Rogers is desperately trying to hide his previous criticism as he cozies up to Trump and embraces dangerous election conspiracy theories,” said Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes. “Rogers has made clear that he is too extreme for Michigan as he caves to political pressure to help himself get ahead.”

The Detroit News reported that Rogers has now embraced widely-debunked election conspiracy theories –  now claiming that the 2020 election was full of “attempts to cheat” and included a “bag of ballots found under the desk of a clerk, unopened.” This is in direct contrast to Rogers’ 2021 op-ed where he proclaimed Republicans should stop “battling unfounded conspiracy theories” over the “free and fair elections.”

Rogers’ endorsement comes after he faced criticism in the crowded GOP primary for making “his career around bashing President Trump.” Former Trump staffers have called Rogers a “deep state operative” and said that they “can’t imagine a worse or more dangerous ‘Republican’ candidate for Senate than Mike Rogers.” 

Here’s what you need to know about Mike Rogers and Donald Trump:

  • Rogers left the Trump transition team in 2016, after Trump replaced Chris Christie with Mike Pence as the lead. 

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