Now that he’s been handed a “Get Out of Jail Free” card from President Donald Trump in the form of a presidential pardon, former national security adviser Michael Flynn is calling for Trump to impose martial law and hold a new election that would be supervised by the U.S. military.
In other words, Flynn has now gone full fascist.
Flynn took his lead from Tom Zawistowski, who serves as the so-called “leader” of the Portage County, Ohio, Tea Party, who took out a full-page in the right-wing Washington Times urging Trump to “suspend the Constitution” to protect the election and American democracy.
Zawistowski defended his incendiary language in the ad by saying:
“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.”
That led Flynn to tweet out a link to the “We the People Convention”:
Freedom never kneels except for God 🙏🇺🇸https://t.co/Vrn3UeyDoF
— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) December 1, 2020
That was all it took for Twitter users to warn Flynn that it sounded like he was supporting treason:
Idk who needs to hear this, but calling for martial law because you don’t like the results of an election isn’t patriotic.
— Rep. Malcolm “Biden/Harris WON” Kenyatta (@malcolmkenyatta) December 2, 2020
The US government would have protested any such call in another country as an attack on democracy. Why the silence at home? https://t.co/2pt3JZRmUk
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) December 2, 2020
REPUBLICANS: Wearing masks is fascism. Health care is fascism. Sensible gun laws are fascism.
“What about declaring martial law to invalidate an election which is, you know, ACTUAL fascism?”
REPUBLICANS: Yeah no, that’s fine.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) December 2, 2020
But no way that same guy sold out our country and lied about it back in 2016, right?
Flynn is and was a traitor. It’s who he is.
— Peter Cassizzi (@Cassizzi) December 2, 2020
So does Flynn’s pardon include his new crime of sedition?
Sedition is a serious felony punishable by fines & up to 20 yrs 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.
— ChudoNow (@TimeToSayGood15) December 2, 2020
-A lawyer posing death threats
-A retired general suggests martial law
-State GOP officials harassed for their integrity
-resources wasted on “recounts.”
-COVID deaths 2000+/day
-POTUS focus on pardons
And most GOP senators saying nothing.
— Mark Hertling (@MarkHertling) December 2, 2020
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