Retired Brigadier General Steven M. Anderson urges Donald Trump Advocates stop hearing baseless claims about 2020 presidential election fraud and suggest measures to avoid a potential uprising in 2024.
The former general talked to CNN Host Pamela Brown about possible solutions to “extremism that has taken place in the military.” He also warned against listening to conspirators among many Republicans promoting baseless claims about election fraud, including the CEO of MyPillow Mike Lindell.
“We need to do what we can now to identify people who [within the military], take them out of our ranks, and train the rest of the civic force directly on how our country is supposed to work, how elections work, don’t listen to the bed guy again [Lindell] Anderson says: in his recent interview with CNN.
“There is a threat inside [the military]. We have some uneducated people. He added
The retired general, who says he has been a conservative Republican all his life, pointed out that some of the rioters who attacked the Capitol on January 6 had military backgrounds.
“We’ve all seen images of men with lanyards and helmets and formations marching into that crowd,” he said. things he did in 2020.”
Anderson is one of the retired generals who wrote an op-ed because the washington articles on December 17, warning of a potential uprising if military divisions do not accept the results of the 2024 presidential election.
“We were just trying to write an article that highlights our view that democracy is at risk, we love our country and we need to act now to reduce that risk.” , he said in an interview with CNN.
In his speech, Anderson and retired Major Generals Paul D. Eaton and Antonio M. Taguba expressed concern about “the complete breakdown of the partisan chain of command” and the risk of a “shadow government.” .
They wrote: “In short: We are chilled to the bone at the thought of a successful coup in the near future.
Earlier this week, Eaton made suggestions similar to Anderson in an interview with NPR when he expressed his concern about “124 retired generals and admirals” who signed a letter protesting the 2020 election.
“I was talking to someone my age and we were talking about civics lessons, liberal arts education, and the development of the philosophical underpinnings of the United States Constitution,” he said.
“The fact that we were arrested completely unprepared — militarily and from a police function — on January 6 is incomprehensible to me. Civilian control of the military is inconceivable. impregnable in the US and that’s a position that we need to strengthen,” he added.
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