Romney: Trump’s Flirtation with Martial Law Is ‘Going Nowhere’
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) slammed President Donald Trump on Sunday over his flirtation with the idea of imposing martial law to rerun the 2020 presidential election, insisting that “it’s going nowhere” while calling Trump’s actions “really sad” and “embarrassing.”
Several media outlets, including The Daily Beast, reported over the weekend that Trump held an Oval Office meeting with his former campaign lawyer Sidney Powell and her client Michael Flynn, Trump’s ex-national security adviser who the president recently pardoned. Both Powell and Flynn have been front-and-center in peddling unhinged, baseless conspiracies that Trump lost the election due to a nefarious international plot featuring dead dictator Hugo Chavez and corrupt voting software.
During the bonkers meeting, which apparently left several advisers “spooked,” the president reportedly considered Flynn’s recent proposal that Trump should invoke martial law in order to allow the military to redo the election in several states. Trump also suggested making Powell, whose “Kraken” election lawsuits have been laughed out of court, a special counsel investigating voter fraud.
Interviewing Romney on Sunday’s State of the Union, CNN anchor Jake Tapper brought up the latest reports—which also included Trump pushing to issue an executive order to seize voting machines—before asking Romney to weigh in.
Watch the video above, via CNN.