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Michael Flynn on switching support to Durant: Was ‘infuriated’ at Brooks’ ‘look forward’ comment on the 2020 election

In February, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn announced that he was endorsing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Durant.

Flynn served as the nation’s 25th national security adviser in the Trump administration and was previously the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Prior to Durant’s entry into Alabama’s U.S. Senate race, Flynn had expressed support for the candidacy of U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville).

Friday on WVNN’s “The Yaffee Program,” Flynn explained why he is now supporting Durant instead of Brooks.

“I never endorsed Mo Brooks,” he protested. “I just I made a comment at the great event I attended in Birmingham, but then when I heard Mo Brooks talk about that we have to get past the 2020 election, when he made that comment, I think it was at a rally that Donald Trump had in Alabama, actually, when I heard him make that comment. I was infuriated.”

Flynn was referencing comments Brooks made at last year’s rally in Cullman when he told the crowd “don’t look back” and insisted it was time to “look forward” to the next election.

The retired Lt. General went on to explain why those comments by Brooks made him so upset.

“I know we have to move forward and we have to look, we have to get more people registered, we have to get more people volunteering as precinct leaders, as poll watchers, we’ve got to get more people involved in this, in the lifeblood of our election system,” he said. “If people can’t see what happened in 2020 in the Presidential election and frankly in the down ballots as well then they’re blind. They’re doing nothing more than reading headlines and listening to the mainstream media.”

Former President Donald Trump also expressed disappointment this week over Brooks’ comments at the rally but has not yet rescinded his endorsement for Brooks.

In a Thursday statement to Yellowhammer News, Brooks campaign spokesman Will Hampson explained that Brooks understands the problems with the 2020 election better than any of the other candidates.

“President Trump also knows Mo’s position on 2020 has never changed: the 2020 election was fraught with voter fraud and election theft on a massive scale, and that Mo Brooks was the ONLY one in this race to stand with him on January 6th,” Hampson said.

Flynn concluded by explaining why Durant was the right person to be Alabama’s next senator.

“We need to choose leaders who are warriors,” he exclaimed, “who are ready to get in there and mix it up in the halls of Congress and the United States Senate and Mike Durant is exactly that type of guy.”

Michael Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” Weekdays 9-11am on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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