Michael Flynn tells Newsmax that Georgia runoffs are 'fake elections'

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn on Thursday said that Georgia’s critical Senate runoff races are “fake elections.”

During an interview on Newsmax TV’s “Greg Kelly Reports,” Flynn said the Republican Party needs to “start standing up” to support President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political' Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix MORE as he continues to dispute the results of the 2020 election.

“They’re all worried about Georgia,” Flynn said. “They’re all worried about this runoff in Georgia. It’s a fake election.”

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The Peach State has become a frequent attack of the president and his allies as they claim the election was riddled with widespread voter fraud.

“You can’t have another election on the same system,” Flynn said. “It’s a broken system, and we cannot allow a system that’s tied to foreign powers to be used to vote for the president or any election, any elected office in our country.”

Kelly then said that Republicans would “breathe a sigh of relief” when Trump leaves office.

“They’re weak and they lack courage,” Flynn responded. “There’s a few of them, there’s not enough of them.”

Georgia Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerSchumer, Tim Scott lead as Senate fundraising pace heats up Trump says Herschel Walker will enter Georgia Senate race WNBA announces zero COVID-19 positive tests, 99 percent fully vaccinated MORE (R) and David PerdueDavid PerdueLoeffler meets with McConnell amid speculation of another Senate run Georgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock Georgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' MORE (R) are facing crucial runoff elections on Jan. 5 against Democrats Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockObamaCare 2.0 is a big funding deal Kaseya ransomware attack highlights cyber vulnerabilities of small businesses Lawmakers spend more on personal security in wake of insurrection MORE and Jon OssoffJon OssoffObamaCare 2.0 is a big funding deal Senate Democrats call for Medicaid-like plan to cover non-expansion states Stacey Abrams PAC tops 0 million raised MORE, respectively, in races that will determine which party controls the Senate. Democrats need both seats to get a 50-50 split in the upper chamber. Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisKavanaugh conspiracy? Demands to reopen investigation ignore both facts and the law 'CON laws' limit the health care competition Biden aims to deliver JD Vance takes aim at culture wars, childless politicians MORE would then become the tie-breaking vote.

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However, some have warned that the president’s refusal to concede the election could harm Republicans in Georgia.

Earlier this month, former Speaker Newt GingrichNewton (Newt) Leroy GingrichMORE (R-Ga.) called pro-Trump attorneys Lin Wood and Sidney Powell “totally destructive” for encouraging supporters of the president not to vote until they speak out on the president’s behalf.

Meanwhile, Republicans faced two legal setbacks this week amid a push to enforce stricter voting rules ahead of the runoffs.