Over the past few weeks, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been a vocal proponent of using the U.S. military to go into swing states that helped elect Joe Biden and conduct new elections. In other words, using martial law to guarantee that Donald Trump is given a second term in office he didn’t actually earn.
Such talk — especially coming from a former U.S. Army lieutenant general — is even more troubling, and another former officer is speaking out, suggesting that Flynn needs to be court martialed for inciting insurrection.
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson told MSNBC host Chris Hayes that Flynn is a “disgrace to his uniform,” noting:
“I have to commend all those people out there in every state who worked so hard to deliver a free and fair election. At the same time I saw that, I have to say my fears are somewhat significant with a former lieutenant general in the United States Army saying what Flynn said with regard to martial law and going to the battleground states and essentially reconducting the election. Were I the secretary of defense, I’d call him back to active duty — which is in the prerogative of the secretary of defense — and I’d court martial him.”
Wilkerson, who served as chief of staff to Colin Powell, then added:
While he was at it, Wilkerson also referenced former White House adviser Steve Bannon and Sidney Powell, who served as an attorney for Trump’s fruitless legal appeals of the 2020 election results:
“These other people like Bannon and Powell and so forth, they’re sycophants who are seeking whatever they can gain from the magic aura of this man before it dissipates. It frightens me as to the things they could do if the 25th Amendment or something like it is not implemented and we don’t remove (Trump) from office.”
Donald Trump is a gangster masquerading as president of the United States. He and his band of underlings need to be prosecuted to the maximum extent of the law, and, if found guilty, sent to prison for the rest of their lives.
Here’s the video of Col. Wilkerson, courtesy of MSNBC: