by WorldTribune Staff, March 19, 2018
In his first public appearance since striking a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, former national security adviser Michael Flynn on March 16 endorsed a long-shot Republican candidate running against 14-term California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters.
At a campaign event in La Quinta, California, Flynn endorsed GOP candidate Omar Navarro.
“I saw a passion in the eyes of Omar,” Flynn said of the candidate whom he met at last month’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) outside Washington, according to a report in The Washington Times.
Flynn “didn’t sound like a man who has turned on President Trump,” Rowan Scarborough noted in the March 17 report.
Maxine Waters, Flynn said, “has been in office for Omar’s entire life,” adding that Navarro began by “kicking off his campaign with a mariachi band five miles outside the district in front of Ms. Waters’s $4 million home.”
Flynn then spoke of Trump’s historic upset win over Hillary Clinton.
“I got involved in the national political process to help our country get a president elected. All of us are imperfect. I used to introduce our current president …. during our various campaign stops as an imperfect candidate. Clearly he is a non-traditional politician. But his ‘Make America Great Again’ philosophy it energized the country enough to get him overwhelmingly elected. … I still believe standing up here today this was a great thing for our country.”
Flynn said the words “liberal” and “progressive” “sound like it’s really cool but it really isn’t. They have trained a generation of young people to remain poor while blaming the rich, to remain unemployed while blaming those with jobs. … Blame, blame, blame. What a miserable existence.”
Some conservative analysts have said Flynn’s guilty plea to lying to the FBI could be thrown out due to reported FBI misconduct. There has been no confirmation from his legal team.
Flynn is due to be sentenced this spring and faces a five-year maximum prison sentence.