Flynn Tells Trump to Use Military to Force Election 'Rerun': 'It's NOT Unprecedented'
Lieutenant General Michael Flynn urges president to invoke martial law
Retired Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn is calling on President Donald Trump to invoke martial law and use the "military capabilities" at his disposal to force a "rerun" of the 2020 presidential election.
Flynn, the president's former national security adviser, is doubling down on his calls for Trump to use the military, saying such action is "not unprecedented."
During an interview with Newsmax on Thursday, Flynn made his case for constitutionally invoking martial law to prevent Joe Biden from "stealing" the White House from Trump.
"There is no way in the world we are going to be able to move forward as a nation," Flynn noted.
"[Trump] could immediately, on his order, seize every single one of these [voting] machines," Flynn said in an apparent reference to reports that the software used on ballot-counting machines flipped Trump votes for Biden.
"Within the swing states, if he wanted to, he could take military capabilities, and he could place those in states and basically rerun an election in each of those states."
"I mean, it's not unprecedented," Flynn continued.
"These people are out there talking about martial law like it's something that we've never done.
"Martial law has been instituted 64 times."
"We have a constitutional process," he added.
"We clearly have a constitutional process. That has to be followed."
Earlier this week Flynn slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for congratulating "President-elect Biden" on his "victory" in the Electoral College.
Flynn retweeted a post that called for "American patriots" to let "McConnell know we aren't on board with his 'President Elect Biden' mindset."
"Millions & millions & millions of Patriots stand behind, alongside & in front of you during this crucible moment in US History where our very Republic is on the line," Flynn told Trump.
"We won't fail or cower like some in the Republican Party have shown."
.@realDonaldTrump millions & millions & millions of Patriots stand behind, alongside & in front of you during this crucible moment in US History where our very Republic is on the line. We won’t fail or cower like some in the Republican Party have shown.#FightLikeAFlynn https://t.co/WurxjIf0se— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) December 15, 2020
Flynn's latest show of support for Trump came a week after a federal judge dismissed the criminal case against him - two weeks after a pardon from the president effectively ended the case.
US District Judge Emmet Sullivan dismissed the case in a December 8 order.
Meanwhile, as Neon Nettle reported earlier this week, Virginia Republican state Sen. Amanda Chase also urged President Trump to "declare martial law" in the wake of the Electoral College's confirmation of Joe Biden.
"Not my President and never will be," Chase said of Biden in a Facebook post.
"The American people aren't fools."
"We know you cheated to win and we'll never accept these results."
"Fair elections we can accept but cheating to win; never.
"It's not over yet," she continued.
"So thankful President Trump has a backbone and refuses to concede."
"President Trump should declare martial law as recommended by General Flynn."