VA State Senator, GOP Guv Contender Calls For Martial Law Over Biden Victory

RICHMOND, VA - JULY 04: State senator Amanda Chase arrives at an open carry protest on July 4, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. Chase is currently running for the Governors office of Virginia. People attended an event in ... RICHMOND, VA - JULY 04: State senator Amanda Chase arrives at an open carry protest on July 4, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. Chase is currently running for the Governors office of Virginia. People attended an event in Virginia tagged Stand with Virginia, Support the 2nd amendment. (Photo by Eze Amos/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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December 15, 2020 12:54 p.m.

A Republican state senator and candidate for governor in Virginia called for martial law in response to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. 

Amanda Chase, who’s embraced the description “Trump in heels,” said in a Facebook post Tuesday morning that she would “never” consider Biden her president. 

“President Trump should declare martial law as recommended by General Flynn,” she wrote, referring to the former national security adviser and presidential pardon recipient

Not my President and never will be. The American people aren’t fools.
We know you cheated to win and we’ll never…

Posted by Senator Amanda Chase on Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Flynn recently shared a press release on Twitter that called on Trump to declare martial law and order the military to hold a national re-vote — in order to avoid “the threat of a shooting civil war,” in the press release’s words.

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Chase told The Washington Post Tuesday that she was hopeful the electoral college results would be overturned when electors’ votes are formally counted on Jan. 6

“Martial law comes in if none of these options work,” she said. “General Flynn is the one who first talked about it in his interview right after he was pardoned. … He recommended that President Trump implement martial law to go and seize these machines and voting equipment to find the voter fraud. There needs to be a national audit.”

Chase is one of two declared candidates for the Republican Party’s nomination to become governor of Virginia. Rather than selecting a nominee via a primary vote, party leadership announced earlier this month that it would hold a nominating convention in June — partly out of fear, the Post reported, that Chase could win in a primary vote.

Chase initially said she would run an independent campaign to protest the party’s choice to use a nominating convention, but backed off of those plans just a few days later

At least one Virginia Republican spoke out against the most recent call for martial law. 

Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA), who lost his own primary bid for reelection this year, referred to Ronald Reagan’s “A Time For Choosing” speech in commenting on Chase’s Facebook post.

“Do you support facts and liberty? Or supporting martial law based on unhinged conspiracy ramblings — from Sydney Powell and Mike Flynn?” Riggleman wrote. “Virginia Gov candidate, Amanda Chase wrote this on Facebook. Conspiracy theories like QAnon or FACTS?” 

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