Disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn (recently pardoned by Trump) has a new (crazy) idea for the outgoing POTUS.
He’s suggesting Trump institute martial law to prevent Biden from taking office. During an appearance on Newsmax last night, Flynn insisted that Trump has “military capabilities” to force various states to redo their elections.
“There is no way in the world we are going to be able to move forward as a nation. He could immediately, on his order, seize every single one of these [voting] machines, on his order…
He could order the, 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. 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.”
As a former General, this is a (scary) bat-shit crazy suggestion. But hey, these times…
Here’s Michael Flynn on Newsmax saying that Trump could order “military capabilities” to swing states and “rerun an election in each of those states.”— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 18, 2020
“People out there talk about martial law like it’s something that we’ve never done. Martial law has been instituted 64 times.” pic.twitter.com/KNmiAGGiPF
(Photo, screen grab; via Daily Beast)