Mike Flynn Promotes Call for Trump to Declare 'Limited Martial Law' and Have Military Oversee Election Do-Over
Days after President Donald Trump made the controversial decision to pardon him for lying to investigators, disgraced former National Security Advisor, General Michael Flynn, is echoing the President's lies that widespread voter fraud tipped the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden.
As more and more swing states certify their results, the President's efforts to secure another four years in office by subverting the will of the people through frivolous lawsuits and pressure on state officials seem doomed to fail.
Flynn is urging the President to take an even more radical measure to uproot American democracy: declare martial law—a suspension of civil government replaced with direct military control of a country's citizens.
Tagging other defenders of the President, Flynn tweeted a press release from the far-right group We The People.
#WeThePeople @SidneyPowell1 @LLinWood @DanScavino @LouDobbs @MariaBartiromo @marklevinshow @lofly727
Freedom never kneels except for God 🙏🇺🇸https://t.co/Vrn3UeyDoF
— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) December 1, 2020
It reads in part:
"WTPC Calls for President to Invoke Limited Martial Law to Hold New Election and Protect our Vote, in Full Page Washington Times Ad, if Legislators, Courts and Congress Do Not Follow the Constitution"
Electors of each state are set to meet on December 14, where they will cast their ballots based on the voting totals of their state. As of now, Biden is set to secure 306 electoral votes—well over the 270 vote majority needed to take the White House.
We The People's ad, however, absurdly states that any outcome of the electoral vote that doesn't result in a Trump presidency is a violation of the 12th Amendment:
"When the legislators, courts and/or Congress fail to do their duty under the 12th Amendment, you must be ready Mr. President to immediately declare a limited form of Martial Law, and temporarily suspend the Constitution and civilian control of these federal elections, for the sole purpose of having the military oversee a national re-vote."
In its lies about the subversion of the people's vote, We The People is proposing this subversion in actuality through the form of a military dismissal of the vote.
And a United States General, however disgraced, supports it.
As US service members we not only take an oath to “support and defend the Constitution," but also promise to hold ourselves to high standards. You sir, have failed America on ALL accounts.
PS: Want Martial Law? Go visit my birthplace Pakistan & see how that played out. Disgrace! https://t.co/lZPBZUqj3S
— MuslimMarine (@mansoortshams) December 2, 2020
So, he's a felon who's now pushing a coup d'état. https://t.co/TmcFfTLdqn
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) December 2, 2020
Few general officers have betrayed America like @GenFlynn has. Maybe none. https://t.co/BEfYUr7O1l
— Jeff Timmer (@jefftimmer) December 2, 2020
Mike Flynn calls on Trump to declare martial law to hold a redo election. This man is a complete disgrace and enemy of democracy and the American republic. In a democracy this amounts to sedition. In a democracy what is worse than a call to overthrow the state? https://t.co/PAgLTd9mbp
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) December 2, 2020
You're a disgrace to the uniform and the country. Period. https://t.co/aCUa2QIbaz
— RC deWinter (@RCdeWinter) December 2, 2020
This is astounding.
An actual call for martial law, a military-oversight election and a request for the shut down of media.
They're attempting to burn down the house after getting an eviction notice. #MartialLaw #USAElections2020 #ElectionResults https://t.co/AkMZ51zVpS
— SpaldingSpeed (@SpaldingSpeed) December 2, 2020
At a time when local election officials are receiving death threats, Trump's supporters are echoing Flynn's calls for martial law and retribution for delusional claims of election fraud.
Time to start lining up Democrats, members of the Media and Social Media execs and employees up against the wall. #EnemyOfThePeople https://t.co/QdPxzoS0zQ
— Publius Major (@MajorPublius) December 2, 2020
Damn right! #WeThePeople know how this corrupt politicians and MEDIA for 4 years have been trying to get rid of Pres. Trump. https://t.co/y7CjzwKTWp
— Raphael (@craziegtr) December 2, 2020
PLEASE SIGN #WeThePeople THE PETITION TO PRESIDENT TRUMP TO ESTABLISH MARTIAL LAW‼️ https://t.co/2OyVKyo0Zg
— KrakenMadMikeThePlumber TweetiePie🐥 (@MikeThePlumbe10) December 2, 2020
ABSOLUTELY SIR! MILITARY IS THE ONLY WAY! https://t.co/G4BjWgT8kF
— Nedra 🇺🇸 President Elect (@Nedra97996333) December 2, 2020
Trump's efforts to secure another four years have been completely unsuccessful, but he has succeeded in eroding millions of people's faith in the democracy that defined America. Now, that fringe is calling for violence and military rule to block the will of the majority.