Michael Flynn, the short-tenured nationwide safety adviser employed, fired, then pardoned by former President Donald Trump, appeared at a rally in South Carolina on Sunday to help pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood’s bid to oust South Carolina GOP Chairman Drew McKissick on May 15. Flynn led the Wood supporters, gathered on the Honkytonk Saloon in Ladson, in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, after urging everybody to take off their hats and place their palms over their hearts. Then Flynn botched the pledge. Michael Flynn this afternoon was referred to as as much as lead the Pledge of Allegiance at Lin Wood’s rally AND HE FORGOT THE WORDS!!! What sort of “Patriot” General doesn’t know the Pledge! pic.twitter.com/1jNQFxdsL8 — Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) May 2, 2021 Wood attacked not solely McKissick, a longtime conservative activist who led the state GOP to positive factors in November’s election, but additionally Sens. Lindsey Graham (R) and Tim Scott (R) and former Gov. Nikki Haley, Trump’s United Nations ambassador and a potential 2024 presidential candidate, The Post and Courier stories. His principal criticism was that they didn’t publicly again Trump’s false declare that he really gained the November election, not Biden. While McKissick “went around celebrating how the elite establishment had done so well in South Carolina,” Wood stated, he fought to overturn Biden’s victory in court docket. “We are not going to accept this RINO [Republicans in Name Only] crowd, these Republicans that have been stabbing — they’ve been stabbing Trump in the back, they’ve been stabbing you in the back,” Flynn stated. McKissick doesn’t appear significantly frightened about the problem from Wood, who stated he legally moved to South Carolina from Georgia earlier this 12 months. Wood is a “carpetbagging RINO” who’s “so far up in bizarro land, he couldn’t find his way out with a flashlight and a map,” McKissick stated. But Wood’s fealty to the lie that Trump gained the election seems to place him the Republican mainstream. In reality, rejecting the 2020 outcomes “has increasingly become an unofficial litmus test for acceptance in the Republican Party,” The Washington Post stories. Since the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol, “Republicans from Congress to statehouses to local party organizations have fervently embraced the falsehood.” A CNN ballot on Friday discovered that 70 p.c of Republicans say Biden didn’t legitimately win sufficient votes to develop into president, whereas solely 23 p.c of Republicans acknowledge that he gained legitimately. More tales from theweek.com5 brutally humorous cartoons about Giuliani’s authorized woesFlorida Republicans reportedly concern they miscalculated on new voting restrictionsEurope is again in recession. It’s not simply the virus.