Flynn Proposes Trump Deploy Army In Swing States To “ Repeat ” Election, Soft-Pedals Martial Law

Former national security adviser Michal Flynn once again urged President Trump to declare martial law to reverse President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, citing discredited allegations of fraud by voters. Trump “could immediately, on his orders, seize any of these voting machines,” Flynn told Newsmax host Greg Kelly Thursday night. “He could order the, within the swing states, if he wanted to, to take military capabilities, and he could put them in states and basically repeat an election in any of those states.”

Using the US military to force states to rerun an election is “not unprecedented,” Flynn added. ‘These people talk about martial law like it’s something we’ve never done before. Martial law has been instituted 64 times, Greg. So I’m not calling for that. We have a constitutional process “and” that is the case. be followed. “

The federal government has not enacted martial law since Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, and then only on Hawaii territory. “Flynn’s insane rant” appears to be based on “the numerous calls to martial law” before and during the Civil War, law professor at the University of Texas Steve Vladek said. Since then, Supreme Court precedents and several laws – most notably the Posse Comitatus Act – have severely limited the president’s ability to declare martial law.

“Nothing to see here,” SlateWill Saletan tweeted. Just a retired general and former undeclared foreign agent for an authoritarian regime, only pardoned by the president for lying to the FBI about his dealings with Russia, claiming precedents for martial law to the electoral defeat of Russia. to undo the president. “

Former President Barack Obama fired Flynn as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency and “tried to warn Trump about him.” New York Times reported reporter Maggie Haberbman. “Trump hired him, fired him, complained about him and his son during the transition and then clearly changed course.” The stronghold‘s Tim Miller added“Lying Michael Flynn to the FBI was the biggest breakthrough the nation made during the Trump years. The thought of the insane mad man in the room when Trump was making decisions is terrifying.”

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