Disgraced retired General Michael Flynn could face court-martial for inciting insurrection by urging President Donald Trump to declare martial law to re-do the 2020 election in an effort to deny President-elect Jo Biden’s presidency, according to Col. Lawrence B. Wilkerson (Ret.).
Wilkerson, who served as chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, made his comment during an interview with MSNBC on Monday.
The former Pentagon official expressed his outrage over Flynn’s martial law suggestion and recommended that he face court-martial, telling Hayes that Flynn is a “disgrace to his uniform” and adding that, “at a minimum, I’d cite him for incitement to insurrection. This is not something that a military officer should do…. He needs to be rebuked. He needs to be reprimanded. And it needs to be done officially.”
“I have to commend all those people out there in every state who worked so hard to deliver a free and fair election. At the same time, I saw that I have to say my fears are somewhat significant with a former lieutenant general in the United States Army saying what Flynn said with regard to martial law and going to the battleground states and essentially reconducting the election. Were I the secretary of defense, I’d call him back to active duty — which is in the prerogative of the secretary of defense — and I’d court-martial him,” Wilkerson told Hayes.
Wilkerson was also highly critical of pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell and former Breitbart Media Chairman Steve Bannon — two other extremists who have been making baseless claims of widespread voter fraud.
“These other people like Bannon and Powell and so forth, they’re sycophants who are seeking whatever they can gain from the magic aura of this man before it dissipates. It frightens me as to the things they could do if the 25th Amendment or something like it is not implemented and we don’t remove (Trump) from office.”