Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has denied accusations that he used the idea of an American coup.
During a conservative conference in Dallas, which was called the “For God & Country Patriot Roundup” the former national security adviser was questioned by someone in the audience “Why what occurred in Myanmar can’t happen here?”
After the crowd cheered, Flynn responded, “It should happen here.”
After the video went viral, a post using Flynn’s verified Parler account said the former General never called for any military coup in the U.S.
“For all the fake ‘journalists’: Let me be certain — There is NO reason for a coup in America, and I have not called for any sort of action.” Flynn said.
Sidney Powell, a lawyer who represented Flynn in the past, also stated that Flynn did not endorse “any sort of military insurrection” and said the media was “grossly distorting” his comments.
The military took over Myanmar in February, removing the elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and put their own commander in power.
Antony Blinken, the Secretary of State, said the takeover in Myanmar “is a military coup” and urged for the military leadership to release the heads of state “and other civil and political leaders.”
Flynn, who was pardoned by Trump after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI, has said that the 2020 election was stolen and in December said that Trump could use the “military” and “rerun” the election.
Author: Scott Dowdy