Michael Flynn endorses pro-Trump Virginia GOP candidate
Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn has endorsed Amanda Chase, a Virginia state senator and Pro-Trump GOP gubernatorial candidate.
Chase, who’s branded herself as “Trump in heels,” made headlines after she was censured by her colleagues in the Virginia State Senate over her attendance at a pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 and for praising the rioters who breached the Capitol afterward.
She also called for martial law to overturn the 2020 presidential election, a sentiment that Flynn notoriously suggested during an interview on Newsmax in December.
Chase posted the endorsement to her Twitter account Tuesday evening. In the endorsement, Flynn says he “fully and wholeheartedly” backs Chase for governor.
“She is the strongest voice for VA’s small businesses, she is a leader and champion for our 2nd amendment,” Flynn said. “Amanda is a strong advocate for the Pro-Life movement, for family values and she will fight against the socialist agenda denying our Liberty and Constitutional Freedoms.”
— Senator Amanda Chase (@AmandaChaseVA) April 6, 2021
Former President Trump pardoned Flynn in late November after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador in late 2016.
A poll from mid-February found that Chase led her GOP rivals for governor while former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) was leading in the crowded Democratic field.
But it’s unclear if Chase will be able to flip the governor’s mansion red. President Biden won the Old Dominion state by 10 points in 2020. In 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won the state over Trump by 5 points.
Trump has yet to endorse a candidate in the race.
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