Retired LTG Michael Flynn, who was pardoned by President Trump for lying to the FBI, appeared on Newsmax, a conservative television show this week. There, he recommended that the president invoke martial law and “basically rerun” the election. 

Military leaders, both current and former, weren’t having any of that talk. In fact, while some current leaders sidestepped mentioning Flynn, others, such as the former head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, called him out and demanded that he stop

Some lawmakers called Flynn’s comments seditious or even treasonous. 

In a joint statement, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Army Chief of Staff General James McConville didn’t mention Flynn by name but said, “There is no role for the U.S. military in determining the outcome of an American election.”