Donald Trump, pushing election claims, says, 'Michigan needs a new Legislature'
Debra Flikkie waves a U.S. flag and a flag in support of Donald Trump at the Michigan State Capitol on Oct. 12, 2021 in Lansing, Michigan. - Nic Antaya/Getty Images North America/TNS

Lansing, Mich. — Former President Donald Trump declared Monday that Michigan, where Republicans control the House and Senate, needs a new "Legislature" and endorsed a primary challenger to one of the state's most conservative lawmakers. In statements issued Monday afternoon, Trump called Michigan lawmakers "cowards" and continued to make unsubstantiated claims that there was widespread fraud in the battleground state's 2020 election. He lost the Michigan race to Democrat Joe Biden by 154,000 votes or 3 percentage points. Trump endorsed former U.S. House candidate Mike Detmer of Howell in a lik...