Michael Flynn says of the US: ‘We have to have one religion’
Michael Flynn, former national security adviser in the Trump administration, on Saturday said the United States should have a single religion.
“If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion,” he said while speaking on the “ReAwaken America” tour Saturday night. “One nation under God and one religion under God.”
Michael Flynn tonight: “If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion. One nation under God, and one religion under God.” pic.twitter.com/ShGVrsQ9hW
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) November 13, 2021
Responding to questions, Flynn, who has been known to repeat conspiracy theories in the past, also accused President Biden of election fraud, a claim that has been proved false.
Later Saturday, Josh Mandel, Ohio’s treasurer and a U.S. Senate candidate, tweeted, “We stand with General Flynn.”
We stand with General Flynn.
— Josh Mandel (@JoshMandelOhio) November 14, 2021
Flynn has repeatedly garnered attention this year for making controversial statements.
He received backlash in July after joking about finding “somebody in Washington, D.C,” while holding an AR-15. Just a few months later, he appeared to call for a coup similar to the one in Myanmar, where the country’s military seized power and overtook the democratically elected government in February, to take place in the U.S.
Flynn served as Trump’s first national security adviser until he resigned in February 2017, only 22 days into his tenure.