Retired U.S. Army general Michael Flynn, who was recently pardoned by President Donald Trump has come under fire after urging the president to “suspend the Constitution” and declare martial law in an effort to overturn his election loss to Joe Biden.
On Wednesday, the disgraced Army general who pleaded guilty twice to a charge of lying to the F.B.I. about his conversations with the Russian ambassador during the Trump presidential transition in 2016, tweeted out a link to a post calling for the suspension of constitutional law and a new election overseen by the military to ensure Trump remains in office, despite losing the Electoral College 306-232 and the popular vote by more than 6 million.
“It is our exclusive right to elect our president and that sacred right has been infringed by the massive, planned, illegal election fraud conducted by corrupt Democrat/Socialist Party operatives across our nation to steal our vote,” wrote Tom Zawistowski, the head of the Portage County, Ohio, Tea Party and the right-wing We the People Convention.
Flynn’s tweet comes as Attorney General William Barr declared that no evidence of widespread voter fraud has been found that would change the outcome of last month’s presidential election.
Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood also tweeted out a link to the post from the We The People Convention.
The development triggered an avalanche of negative responses.
Freedom never kneels except for God 🙏🇺🇸https://t.co/Vrn3UeyDoF
— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) December 1, 2020
Check some of the resposes below:
Bottom line. A lot of MAGA people have zero interest in America or her Constituion. This isn’t patriotism. They want power. And they want it at all costs.
— Rebecca Reynolds (@BeccasPockets) December 2, 2020
@FBIWFO isn’t this sedition? At least?
— Dan (@danmarcella8) December 2, 2020
It’s a call to enter a post democratic form of government. It’s further proof that Trump is a neofascist authoritarian strongman who given his preference would be an autocratic dictator & would execute people for disagreeing with him & Flynn is asking to be the hand of the king.
— I am the “Radical Left” & We love America too. (@markblei) December 1, 2020
— timmsinn🇺🇸🎇🦅 (@timmsinn) December 2, 2020
TRAITOR TRAITOR TRAITOR TRAITOR TRAITOR TRAITOR TRAITOR TRAITOR
— JFWin802 (@JWin802) December 2, 2020
Sedition is a serious felony punishable by fines and up to 20 years in prison and it refers to the act of inciting revolt or violence against a lawful authority with the goal of destroying or overthrowing it. pic.twitter.com/ySJRI0ZHMa
— Lola (@lmnysf) December 2, 2020
We’ll see how “pardoned” you are.
— Alexis (@AlexFTweets) December 2, 2020
Flint sold out our country that’s why he needed a pardon! He is not patriotic or a true American!
— The Washington Web (@TWashingtonWeb) December 2, 2020
Well… That's a way to throw your pardon out of the window.
You were pardoned for past actions, not for this new act of high treason and sedition.
Well done, mate.
— Xavier Hugonet (@XavierHugonet) December 2, 2020