OAN airs call for Trump to use the Insurrection Act to overturn the election

As Trump promotes the network, OAN interviews Thomas McInerney, who calls for Trump to take drastic action

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Citation From One America News on December 2, 2020

PEARSON SHARP (CORRESPONDENT): One America News spoke with the former assistant vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, retired Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, who says William Barr's claims are outrageous.

LT. GEN. THOMAS MCINERNEY: How can the attorney general say that there isn't evidence of fraud that would certainly turn over the election. Before they stopped counting, Trump was ahead in all of those states. Trump won by a landslide.

SHARP: McInerney continues, explaining there are mountains of evidence that cannot be dismissed and must be investigated.

MCINERNEY: It is so obvious. For instance, in Pennsylvania, the state mailed out 1.8 million mail-in ballots. They got back 2.5 million. That is a 700,000 more – someone had a printing press and was cranking them out. So how can Attorney General Barr say that there were not gross examples?

SHARP: The general went on to say he suspects Barr's comments could expose the attorney general’s involvement in much more sinister activities.

MCINERNEY: If the attorney general is saying there is not enough evidence, now that leads me to the conclusion that he has to be involved in treasonous activities, because this is not just fraudulent voting, this is not dirty politics, this is a treasonous activity against the government of the United States.

SHARP: One of President Trump’s so-called nuclear options is to declare a national emergency, enact the Insurrection Act, and suspend the Electoral College, which McInerney says is essential to combat the attempted takeover of the White House.

MCINERNEY: I think President Trump should declare a national emergency. It is imperative and he should do it immediately. This election is and has been stolen from the American people. We have a small group that is extreme left, on the way to communism, and they are the ones that are taking these drastic measures.

McInerney's remarks about Pennsylvania mail-in ballots have been repeatedly debunked.

Experts speaking to the Military Times harshly criticized calls from McInerney and Flynn for the military to intervene in the election.

This all comes as President Donald Trump has recently urged followers to watch One America News during the day: