‘Thuggery’: Four Star Army General Blasts Trump’s MAGA Martial Law Plot | The Beat With Ari Melber

'Thuggery': Four Star Army General Blasts Trump's MAGA Martial Law Plot | The Beat With Ari Melber 1


After former national security adviser Michael Flynn suggested Trump should impose martial law to overturn the election and Trump reportedly asked about doing so during a meeting, top military leaders rebuked him and released a joint statement asserting they would not get involved in the election. Former National Security Council member and retired four-star Gen. Barry McCaffrey reacts to the news, asserting he was “horrified” hearing Flynn’s suggestion and called for Senate Republicans to publicly step up against the idea. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 12/21/2020.
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'Thuggery': Four Star Army General Blasts Trump's MAGA Martial Law Plot | The Beat With Ari Melber

85 Comments on "‘Thuggery’: Four Star Army General Blasts Trump’s MAGA Martial Law Plot | The Beat With Ari Melber"

  1. Senators have abdicated their responsibility. Senators have abandoned democracy

  2. Arrest these people and throw them in jail now. Treason.

    • @Trump train You see the loser answer you’ll get from these cult 45 tools, forget them.

    • @Trump train You’re delusional. Get off the internet and find a really high cliff.

    • @Singer RB . We are gonna see alot of dems swinging from a rope. Just be patient.

    • R Patrick Holguin | December 22, 2020 at 1:10 AM | Reply

      @Mark Gupton Nine Failed GOP Benghazi Investigations and you’re still talking about Hillary Clinton? You really are SPECIAL !

    • R Patrick Holguin | December 22, 2020 at 1:19 AM | Reply

      @Trump train the economy is stagnant and only Wallstreet is making money. Elaine Chao and Moscow Mitch McConnell are the greatest human trafficking family, with the assistance of Elaine’s father’s China shipping container company. Elaine Chao has ordered the U.S.Customs to allow her smuggling containers to enter the United States without being inspected.

  3. We knew Flynn was a man who lost his honor, but now we see he is a man who has lost his mind. God alone knows what he has given the Russians.

    • @Abandoned America funny how CNN and MSNBC are accredited news and held to rules and regulation standards and accountable to people and agencies appointed by trump. Your YouTube propaganda conspiracy channels are not and those are the ones trump and his followers go with. 🤯😂🤣😂

    • Abandoned America no use talking to these zombies. It’s like talking to a wall with there media talking points they don’t think for themselves.

    • When Chris Christy
      is the voice of reason…
      We’re ALL in trouble!

    • Abandoned America | December 22, 2020 at 12:56 AM | Reply

      Accredited. Accredited in their own minds. Those media outlets claim in their own words to be news agencies. To give us the news and only the news. But in fact they give us opinion news. I could write for hours about their opinion news, but I will save it for another day.
      Countless examples exist of MSNBC, CBS, CNN etc etc getting their “facts” wrong and really it is just laughable to go back and watch the clips of those news agencies “getting it wwrong.” The latest is the fact that we have a vaccine and more on the way where “your” favorite news outlets claimed it wasn’t possible, that it was a Trump fantasy. Perhaps the vaccines were developed too quicy and there will be issues down the road but the fact is that vaccines now are being distributed with a reported effective rate of about 95%. Stick that in the eye of all your favorite naysayers.

    • @Jim Barry Are you Suggesting zombies are the only ones who recognize reality?
      Did you notice that the actors on Fox, OAN, and Newsmax have all had to retract their lies about voter fraud because of defamation? Sydney Powell will also see some consequences for her debunked bs fantasy spews.

  4. Never forget. The members of the military swore an oath to protect the CONSTITUTION. Not help a sociopathic President steal an election so he can become a dictator.

  5. Maurice Clemens | December 21, 2020 at 9:02 PM | Reply

    Flynn is a traitor to his oath. He should be arrested for treason!

  6. Perhaps if Trump had served instead of using his father’s money and influence to dodge the draft, he’d understand why our armed forces are “neutral” when it comes to the people electing the next Commander-in-Chief.

  7. Peter Chisholm | December 21, 2020 at 9:07 PM | Reply

    The Generals swore an oath to the Constitution not the President. They cannot obey an unlawful order


    • @Cecil Brisley I agree, however this county is unique in extraordinarily different ways. It’s written down “all men are created equal”. Any true patriot loves this phrase because it defines the birth of the United States. I believe most United States citizens love their country and for the idea is represents. Even if our ideals go far away we have a strong military tradition of loving the constitution. This is a strong bond tied with blood and the civil war. The soldiers who fought to protect the union as well as the rebels who died fighting for what they believed. It might have been evil… but remember this country was an early experiment. Don’t be so pessimistic about our country. We have been through worse and will survive this. I’m not saying we won’t ever fall because even Rome fell.. but it’s too early for 🇺🇸 to go to sleep. We are here. Wether we like it or not. Time to grow up 🍼 America 😊

    • Yes!! Agreed.


    • Clifford Roebuck | December 22, 2020 at 1:30 AM | Reply

      @Patton Moore the Senate violates its Oath.

  8. Michael Flynn sold his US Military ties when he sold himself out to Russia. He’s a disgrace to his uniform and the country.

  9. Your Name Here | December 21, 2020 at 9:13 PM | Reply

    What an embarrassment to his country Flynn turned out to be.

  10. An undeniable example when an errant child is given free-reign believing he’s the Centre of the Universe and is allowed the privilege to bully others with parental approval …

  11. Trump thinks the military are his “toy soldiers” to do what he wants. He is out of control. This is not a video game.

  12. The Money-Launderer-in-Chief needs to be relieved of his Command.

  13. Separate Realities | December 21, 2020 at 9:28 PM | Reply

    The muck the republicans’ have to wade in keeps getting deeper and deeper! Pretty soon they will be eating it!

  14. George B. Wolffsohn | December 21, 2020 at 9:30 PM | Reply

    “unconstitutional” hasn’t stopped widdle donnie before.

  15. Why is Flynn even talking he’s a traitor

    • Yes. He should be imprisoned. His pardon from a nutty leader should not count. The latter also should be escorted from the WH to prison for treason.


    • @909cobra
      You should be thanking China for inventing gunpowder and enabling your endless wars of aggression and mass murders


    • @909cobra you have a fixed delusion that Trump is a decent man. He isn’t. He is a crook. He is now and always has been. Your fixed delusion cannot be fixed, but you could stop aiding and abetting the enemy with your traitorous, untrue words. You don’t know either man. Judge not lest ye yourself be judged, which has probably already happened.

  16. vincent narvaez | December 21, 2020 at 9:30 PM | Reply

    If he’s getting a military pension Biden should work to strip him of that, his title and whatever links he has to the Armed Forces.

  17. No wonder Republicans love Confederate statues.

  18. Can Michael Flynn go back to prison. He’s a disgrace.

    • Lock him up! Lock him up!

    • Anything he does AFTER the pardon date he is legally liable for. Also if called as a witness in a trial he cannot use the 5th Amendment to protect himself and must testify.

    • He’s almost forgetting he can be locked up again after Trump has been kicked out. He should use his newly gained freedom wisely.

    • Col.Wilkerson said that Flynn can be recalled to active duty then court martialed.

    • I was under the impression that Michael Flynn never spent a single day in prison. With all of the wheedling and maneuvering (even though he confessed — two times) he remained out on bail, until he was pardoned by Trump a few months ago. How did I miss that?

  19. Flynn should be recalled to active duty and court marshaled for treason.

  20. Michael Fleming | December 21, 2020 at 11:10 PM | Reply

    Flynn demonstrating why he should still be in prison–he’s un-American to the core.

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