LANSING — With the presidential primary happening in Michigan today, Donald Trump continues to complicate the Republicans’ bid to win the Senate seat. Mike Rogers, Peter Meijer, and Sandy Pensler have “piled on” each other in this “doozy” of a primary, and the infighting is only escalating. 

Here’s what you need to know about the Republicans “bashing one another” over Donald Trump: 

  • Rogers called out Meijer for getting “snookered.” 
  • Pensler released an ad hitting Rogers. 

See for yourself: 

Stone Cold Truth with Roger Stone: Michigan U.S. Senate Candidate Mike Rogers is the Most Dangerous Anti-Trump Phony Running for Office

  • Rogers has raked in millions following his departure from Congress, funding a lavish lifestyle, and leaving his home state of Michigan in the dust. Rogers has raked in nearly $2 million from serving on the boards of various tech and cybersecurity firms in the past two years alone, cashing in on his deep state bona fides and amassing assets of $17.5 million as a military-industrial grifter. Rogers lived in a mansion worth $1.5 million in Cape Coral, Florida before relocating and buying a home in the Detroit area only a few months before announcing his U.S. Senate run last year.
  • Now that… his coffers are filled with corporate money from the infamous “revolving door” between big business and big government, Rogers is attempting a political comeback.
  • Voters need to be leery of this blatant fraud and reject Rogers in the primary election.

Detroit News: Anti-Trump baggage could dog some Republican Senate candidates in Michigan 

  • As the Michigan Republican primary for U.S. Senate gets cranking, so are the attacks on candidates who have been critical of former President Donald Trump…
  • Top contenders for the nomination bashing one another over their Trump stances was inevitable… that could complicate their campaigns for the party’s nomination in the Aug. 6 primary election.
  • In that sense, a new TV ad bashing former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, for his past criticism of Trump is likely just the beginning. 
  • The ad is from businessman Sandy Pensler of Grosse Pointe Park, who in his 2018 Senate campaign said he didn’t like Trump’s personal style and that he speaks “at a fourth-grade level,” calling it a “remarkable” talent that can sometimes backfire.
  • Former U.S. Reps. Peter Meijer… elicited Trump’s wrath…
  • Democrats argue that the Trumpy discord in the Senate GOP contest could help them by producing a weaker candidate in the general election who will be linked to Trump’s record on everything from abortion to the “big lie” claiming he won the 2020 election.
  • “As the primary gets more divisive by the day, it’s clear that their brutal infighting will leave them with a badly damaged nominee who is out-of-step with Michigan families,” Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes said.
  • Rogers said [Meijer,] the one-term congressman got “snookered…” 
  • “You don’t respect somebody who is just kind of willing to debase themselves,” Meijer said of those who twist into knots to win the former president’s support.

Michigan’s Big Show: When asked if he’d pardon Trump, Rogers responded: “…I do believe it’s probably in the country’s best interest not to go through all that nonsense.”

Michigan’s Big Show: When talking about Trump’s New York civil fraud case, Rogers said: “… this notion that there are two tiers of justice in America looks real to me.”


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