White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that a meeting scheduled between President Trump and top Republican lawmakers from Michigan was “not an advocacy meeting,” calling the confab expected on Friday afternoon a “routine” gathering with lawmakers.
“There will be no one from the campaign there,” she said of the visit.
A staffer for Michigan state House Speaker Lee Chatfield confirmed to the Washington Examiner that the Republican lawmaker would attend the White House meeting, which is set to begin at 4 p.m. The event is also expected to include state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and Jason Wentworth, who will succeed Chatfield as speaker.
Trump and his legal advisers are contesting the results of the presidential election in several battleground states, including Michigan. There has been speculation that the Trump campaign wants to convince state legislatures to appoint electors if popular vote counts favoring President-elect Joe Biden are not certified.
The current vote tally in Michigan