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Flag Officers 4 America launched a letter in May questioning the legitimacy of President Joe Biden’s election victory

In May, a bunch of greater than 120 retired navy officers wrote to President Joe Biden to inform him his election was lower than respectable – whereas questioning his psychological acuity. 

The letter echoes former President Donald Trump’s claims of widespread election fraud – which haven’t been borne out within the courts.

‘Without truthful and sincere elections that precisely replicate the ‘will of the individuals’ our Constitutional Republic is lost,’ the letter from retired officers says.

The group calls itself ‘Flag Officers 4 America’ and consists of retired navy officers together with generals and admirals. 

‘The FBI and Supreme Court should act swiftly when election irregularities are surfaced and not ignore them as was completed in 2020,’ they wrote. 

The letter, referred to as an ‘Open Letter from Retired Generals and Admirals,’ was reported by Politico

It echoes Trump’s claims that absentee ballots are usually not safe because it goes after Biden, who serves as Commander in Chief of the navy. 

‘Election integrity calls for insuring there may be one authorized vote cast and counted per citizen. Legal votes are recognized by State Legislature’s authorised controls utilizing authorities IDs, verified signatures, and so forth,’ they write.

‘Today, many are calling such commonsense [voter ID] controls “racist” in an try to keep away from having truthful and sincere elections. Using racial phrases to suppress proof of eligibility is itself a tyrannical intimidation tactic,’ they write. 

The retired officers increase doubts about Biden’s psychological capability – and reference Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s transfer to get assurances in regards to the nuclear codes within the days after the January 6 MAGA riot.

The 'Open Letter from Retired Generals and Admirals' blasts Biden for 'excessive lockdowns' and 'censorship of written and verbal expression,' while questioning his mental acuity

The ‘Open Letter from Retired Generals and Admirals’ blasts Biden for ‘extreme lockdowns’ and ‘censorship of written and verbal expression,’ whereas questioning his psychological acuity

The retired officers hit the Iran nuclear deal and even slap Biden for stopping the Keystone Pipeline project, while saying 'anarchy' in cities cannot be tolerated

The retired officers hit the Iran nuclear deal and even slap Biden for stopping the Keystone Pipeline project, whereas saying ‘anarchy’ in cities can’t be tolerated

‘The psychological and bodily situation of the Commander in Chief can’t be ignored. He should be ready to shortly make correct nationwide safety selections involving life and limb wherever, day or evening,’ they write.

‘Recent Democrat management’s inquiries about nuclear code procedures sends a harmful nationwide safety sign to nuclear armed adversaries, elevating the question about who’s in cost. We should at all times have an unquestionable chain of command.’

The group Flag Officers 4 America call themselves ‘retired navy leaders who pledged to help and defend the Constitution of the US in opposition to all enemies, international and home.’ 

The letter is a counterpoint to impactful public statements by nationwide safety officers who weighed in for Biden throughout the marketing campaign. 

One such effort got here when 10 former secretaries of Defense penned a rare op-ed within the Washington Post warning there may be ‘no position’ for the U.S. navy within the consequence of U.S. elections, and stating the significance of a peaceable switch of energy. 

That letter got here three days earlier than the Capitol riot. 

The signers of the connected their names to the letter. Among them was Maj. Gen. Joe Arbuckle, who served in Vietnam and later commanded the US Army Industrial Operations Command (IOC) at Rock Island, Illinois.

Arbuckle, who organized the trouble, advised Politico: ‘Retired generals and admirals usually don’t have interaction in political actions, however the state of affairs going through our nation immediately is dire.’

He continued: ‘We are going through threats larger than at another time since our nation was based. To stay silent could be a dereliction of obligation.’

The effort drew instant pushback from navy members who lamented individuals who wore the uniform leaping into an organized political effort. 

Jim Golby, an skilled in civil-military relations, blasted the trouble in Politico as a ‘shameful effort to use their rank and the navy’s repute for such a gross and blatant partisan assault.’ 

Retired Air Force colonel Marybeth Ulrich, who teaches on the Air Force Academy, termed it ‘anti-democratic.’ 

Also ripping the trouble was retired Adm. Mike Mullen, who served as chair of the be part of chiefs of employees and outranks these on the letter, mentioned: ‘I believe it hurts the navy and by extension it hurts the nation. He cast it as ‘right-wing Republican speaking factors.’

‘This is absolutely, to my thoughts, a basic very dangerous instance of the erosion of civil-military relations in America, which is the bedrock of our democracy,’ one other retired navy chief, Army Col. Jeffrey McCausland, advised HuffPost. 

(*90*) of the navy vote in elections and have protected constitutional rights, however navy leaders have warned of the dangers of intruding in home politics. 

In the run-up to 2020, retired Gen. James Mattis denounced Trump, whom he served as Defense Secretary, in a June response to the occasions at Lafayette Square. ‘We should reject and maintain accountable these in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution,’ Mattis wrote. 

Other signers of the anti-Biden letter included embrace Vice Adm. John Poindexter, who was convicted within the Iran-Contra Affair.

Also signing on was Army Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc, who lost the Republican main in 2020 to problem Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, and is planning one other Senate run.  

Another signer, Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, who was termed anti-Muslim for his feedback to a Christian congregation, CBS beforehand reported, after Boykin mentioned of a Somali warlord: ‘I knew that my God was greater than his.’ 


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