It took President Donald Trump less than five minutes to applaud the 2-1 decision of the DC Court of Appeals, ordering a federal judge to grant the Dept. of Justice its motion to dismiss all charges against admitted liar Mike Flynn.
Less than an hour later, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted a message supporting Flynn.
That message is causing a great deal of upset and anger, especially as McEnany chose to include a U.S. flag icon next to the disgraced retired general's name.
Today's decision by an appeals court to dismiss the case against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is a VICTORY for justice an… https://t.co/GJoM8jpBmp— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany)1593012196.0
Former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart, now a CNN political analyst, took particular exception to the move, calling it a "real debasement" of the American flag.
Putting the America flag next to the criminal Michael Flynn is the real debasement of our flag. https://t.co/ob10OgliSK— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1593012849.0
Lockhart wasn't finished:
This is the latest example of how far we've fallen as a nation. Someone who plead guilty and acknowledged and admit… https://t.co/yZgDSOH2DJ— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1593012752.0
Many others responded to McEnany:
@PressSec He admitted to lying to the FBI, Kayleigh.— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1593012509.0
@PressSec Flynn pleaded guilty twice. This decision will probably be heard en banc. We’ll see what happens then.— Andrew C Laufer, Esq (@Andrew C Laufer, Esq)1593012749.0
@PressSec Why did Donald Trump fire him? He lied to the FBI, and either he lied to the rest of the Trump Administr… https://t.co/X3W7TzvehW— JRehling (@JRehling)1593012860.0
@PressSec If you plead guilty to a crime twice under oath before a judge, why does that make you innocent? Is that… https://t.co/EaBpSkPMoj— James (@James)1593012799.0
@PressSec FLYNN PLEAD GUILTY...... FUCKING TWICE You lie to the American people on an hourly basis— Holden Mirror (@Holden Mirror)1593013459.0
@PressSec Nonsense. It’s a sham written by a Trump appointee, and a debasement of the notion of an independent jud… https://t.co/zgaBrbJKr1— Rogue Ivanka (Parody Account) (@Rogue Ivanka (Parody Account))1593012305.0