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In 1st public remarks since pardon, Michael Flynn says courts won’t decide next president

In his first public remarks since President Trump pardoned him last month, retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn told Trump’s supporters not to “get bent out of shape” after the Supreme Court tossed a Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the presidential election.

Speaking at a pro-Trump demonstration from the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Flynn — who briefly served as Trump’s national security adviser in 2017 before pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador — echoed other Trump allies who have been pushing unfounded allegations that the president lost the November’s election to President-elect Joe Biden because of widespread voter fraud. Like the others, including the president himself, Flynn didn’t produce any actual evidence of fraud, but said “in this crucible moment of our time, we have to pray that truth triumphs over lies, justice triumphs over abuse and fraud, honesty triumphs over corruption. Our sacred honor triumphs over infamy.”

He added that there are “avenues” to keep challenging the results and that “courts aren’t going to decide who the next president of the United States is going to be. We the people decide.” He did not, however, elaborate on how that would work now that polls have been closed for more than a month.

The Washington Post notes that after Flynn finished speaking “he was chased by shouting admirers.” Read more at The Hill and The Washington Post.

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