By Christina Zhao*
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Sunday night said that a Myanmar-like military coup “should happen” in the U.S.
Flynn made the remarks during a Q&A session at a conference called the “For God & Country Patriot Roundup” in Dallas, Texas. “I want to know why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here?” one attendee asked, prompting loud applause from the crowd.
Hours before Myanmar’s new government was due to meet for its first session on February 1, the country’s military executed a morning raid, detaining elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political figures from the ruling National League for Democracy. The military defended its actions as necessary in light of voter fraud allegations in the Myanmar November election.