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To: The United States Pentagon
Conduct an immediate and thorough investigation into Michael Flynn, NOW!
The world watched in horror as white supremacist Trump supporters violently attacked the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of a free and fair election. Now, disgraced former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who played a prominent role in enabling and directly inciting the attack on the Capitol, has openly speculated about the possibility of a Myanmar-style coup in the United States. For too long, those with power like Michael Flynn have been allowed to push violent, white supremacist rhetoric with no accountability. Enough.
Considering Flynn’s history of lying to the FBI and repeated calls for a military takeover, the Pentagon must take this action seriously and immediately investigate whether he has taken any private action to undermine the government of the United States.
Why is this important?
In a meteoric fall from grace, Michael Flynn plunged from one of the most respected intelligence officers of his generation, to a far-right conspiracy theorist and prominent QAnon figure. After a 33 year military career, Flynn was forced into early retirement for his caustic leadership of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and from there he has time and again exploited his military clout to uplift dangerous, white supremacist rhetoric.
He has taken illegal, secret payments from the Russian Government, pushed racist conspiracy theories on national news, was convicted for lying to federal investigators, and multiple times advocated for Trump to impose martial law to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Instead of facing any consequences for his laundry list of transgressions, Flynn was pardoned by Trump and has been allowed to remain a sounding board for the far-right.
Treasonous, corrupt individuals like Michael Flynn exploit their military experience to push a dangerous agenda that threatens our multi-racial democracy, enable the toxic culture of sexual assault and violence that currently runs unchecked in our military, and make a mockery out of our service — all without any semblance of accountability.
This is no surprise. Throughout history, we've consistently seen white supremacy, right-wing groups, and corrupt, treasonous insurrectionists like Michael Flynn go unchecked for the violence and terror they cause.
General Flynn is a disgrace to our country. But his pathetic, power-hungry, conspiratorial behavior is particularly embarrassing to veterans like myself. His words MUST have consequences, because all that he has said and done keeps veterans out of spaces where we can organize and advocate for the needs of our communities.
Michael Flynn used his power to incite the violent insurrection instead of acknowledging the actual concerns of working class troops, like abuse and exploitation by an endless war economy.
It’s unjust to send us to endless wars that only profit the war machine. It’s unjust to not provide a place of healing for those left to mourn the loss of our military members.
Veterans are coming together to challenge the status quo. We are here to interrupt the cycle of violence and those complicit through silence and inaction. Will you join alongside us and add your name to this petition demanding that the Pentagon investigate Michael Flynn?