Ten former US defense secretaries have warned against any possible misconduct by the military over the results of the November presidential elections, citing AFPRS on Monday.
The involvement of the armed forces will bring the United States into “dangerous, illegal and unconstitutional territory”, warned ten former officials – both Republicans and Democrats – in an opinion piece published in the Washington Post on Sunday.
The letter has been signed by Dick Cheney, James Mattis, Leon Peneta, Donald Rumsfeld, William Cohen, Chuck Hagel, Robert Gates, William Perry, Ashton Carter and Mark Arizon, who have recently joined the Trump administration.
According to the newspaper, all ten former Pentagon chiefs are still alive.
Republican President Donald Trump lost to Democrat Joe Biden in the November 3 election. Trump refused to give up and made unfounded accusations accusing him of rigging the election without any evidence that the courts would rule in his favor.
There have been times when his critics have feared that if President Donald Trump wants to remain in power, he can give the military a significant boost.
“It just came to our attention then. Counting and auditing took place. Courts have resolved appropriate problematic issues. The governors have certified the results”, former US defense ministers wrote.
The Electoral College also voted. The time has come to question the results; The time has come for the official counting of voter college votes, as provided in the Constitution and the statute ”, the author of the opinion article published by the Washington Post claims.