This week, recently pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn told the right-wing Newsmax that Donald Trump should use the military to change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
“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,” Flynn said on the show Greg Kelly Reports.
“…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,” he continued, adding that such an action is “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,” he said.
In response to Flynn’s comments, Illinois GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger urged his Republican colleagues to join him in condemning Flynn.
“No. The military will not be ‘deployed’ to re-run an election,” Kinzinger wrote. “It’s time for this to be shut down, and now. Gen. Flynn has lost his moral authority to be taken seriously, and the GOP needs to stand up to it.”
No. The military will not be “deployed” to re-run an election. It’s time for this to be shut down, and now. Gen. Flynn has lost his moral authority to be taken seriously, and the GOP needs to stand up to it. #RestoreOurGOP
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) December 18, 2020