Days after he got a pardon from President Trump, former national security advisor Mike Flynn is calling for the president to declare martial law and have the military conduct a revote of the election he lost to President-elect Joe Biden.
Flynn, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Russia contacts during the transition, then sought to withdraw his plea, blasted out advertisement that the group We the People Convention printed in the Washington Times.
It urges Trump, who has called the election ‘rigged,’ to declare a ‘limited form of martial law’ and have the military – who reports to him directly as commander in chief – conduct the revote.
‘When the legislators, courts and/or Congress fail to do their duty under the 12th Amendment, you must be ready Mr. President to immediately declare a limited form of Martial Law, and temporarily suspend the Constitution and civilian control of these federal elections, for the sole purpose of having the military oversee a national re-vote,’ according to the text, written byTom Zawistowski, who heads the Ohio Tea Party-affiliated group.
It points to President Abraham Lincoln’s suspension of habeas corpus during the Civil War as an example.
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