Americans demand court-martial for Flynn after call for military coup: 'Honor veterans — arrest this traitor'
Lt. Gen Michael Flynn proclaimed that he thinks there should be a military coup to replace President Joe Biden with Donald Trump in the White House. It's something that sent many to demand he be court-martialed, the legal process of prosecution in the U.S. Military.
It isn't unheard of, Jan. 2020, the Navy Appeals Court decided that "a Navy retiree was properly court-martialed and convicted for a crime committed after he had left active duty," reported the Military Times.
Even the Federalist Society noted that the Uniform Code of Military Justice allowed for some retirees to be court-martialed though they are rare. But in the civil case Larrabee v. Braithwaite there is a question before the DC Circuit about whether a military member can be court-martialed for a civil crime. For advocating the overthrow of the government, it's a different issue entirely.
Other legal experts believe that Flynn must be called up again to active duty to be court-martialed.
Many are attacking Flynn for the comment, saying that he has gone too far and it's time for the military to intervene.
See the comments below:
Hello @SecDef! Can we get a Court Martial? Call him back to duty and then dishonorably discharge him. My tax payer dollars shouldn\u2019t be paying for his benefits. And while you\u2019re at it, can you investigate his brother and why the Army lied about him being on the call for DCNG?https://twitter.com/justinglawe/status/1399141771997745156\u00a0\u2026— Mueller, She Wrote (@Mueller, She Wrote) 1622423918
Why isn't Michael Flynn behind bars of fomenting a treasonous insurrection against the United States? Surely treasonous words are not covered by Trump's pardon.— Muriel Burrows (@Muriel Burrows) 1622428111
It\u2019s really a basic thing at this point: Michael Flynn doesn\u2019t believe in America or democracy. Anyone who appears with him - like Allen West, the former congressman and current Texas GOP chair/soon to be gubernatorial candidate - is endorsing that fundamental anti-American view.— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@Edward-Isaac Dovere) 1622424999
Yes, conspiracy to instigate/commit insurrection. \nGuilty.— Dire Badger \ud83c\udf0e\ud83c\udfb2\ud83e\udd69\ud83e\uddc0\ud83c\udfc8\ud83e\udda1 (@Dire Badger \ud83c\udf0e\ud83c\udfb2\ud83e\udd69\ud83e\uddc0\ud83c\udfc8\ud83e\udda1) 1622422846
So many people have asked about this over the past several months. Thank you to @RickPetree for posting this excellent article detailing how Michael Flynn could be recalled to active duty to face court martial.https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/the-matter-of-michael-flynn-75740/\u00a0\u2026— Ron Filipkowski (@Ron Filipkowski) 1622424793
Recall General Michael Flynn to active duty immediately for purposes of court-martial. This must be done ASAP.https://twitter.com/_MAArgentino/status/1399126037561237511\u00a0\u2026— Jeanette K Stone (@Jeanette K Stone) 1622416170
I think now might be a good time to call retired officer Michael Flynn back to active duty, court martial and strip him of his rank and benefits for conspiracy and committing seditious acts against the United States.— It's all a blur. (@It's all a blur.) 1622391736
We\u2019ve been warning you for awhile that QAnon and MAGA was preparing supporters for the possibility of a military coup.\n\nThey\u2019re not even trying to hide it anymore.https://twitter.com/MC_Hyperbole/status/1399129297240084489\u00a0\u2026— Jared Yates Sexton (@Jared Yates Sexton) 1622418526
Michael Flynn is openly advocating for a military coup in the US now.\n\nInciting an insurrection is still illegal, right?https://twitter.com/justinglawe/status/1399141771997745156\u00a0\u2026— ClearingTheFog (@ClearingTheFog) 1622421017
Michael Flynn is clearly an enemy of the USA. Let's honor our veterans this Memorial Day by arresting this unamerican traitor.— Stewin' and Brewin' (@Stewin' and Brewin') 1622428349
@SecDef - this is indefensible. If possible, Michael Flynn should be called back to service and face UCMJ. https://twitter.com/sethabramson/status/1399174600899039236\u00a0\u2026— CMCD (@CMCD) 1622428312
@DoD_IG \n\nCan we call Michael Flynn back to duty and charge him with violating military regulations for saying "the US should have a coup like the one in Myanmar"???!!!\n\nHe is a TRAITOR to the U.S.\n#DoSomethingNowhttps://twitter.com/covie_93/status/1399188733308686336\u00a0\u2026— Sweet Staffy Valla (@Sweet Staffy Valla) 1622428316
Traitor Michael Flynn is mistaken, if he thinks Trump`s pardon includes sedition and treason, by calling for a coup. Russia`s Republicans need their heads on pikes, or in Guantanamo.https://twitter.com/RichardRcvortex/status/1399187890312204295\u00a0\u2026— Richard Bowman (@Richard Bowman) 1622428313
Michael Flynn and Matt Gaetz are openly advocating the overthrow of our Government and, apparently, getting away with it.— Susana Mounts (@Susana Mounts) 1622428317
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