Here’s yet another example of a wingnut who absolutely hates being quoted verbatim because that makes them look bad. Retired Maj. General Paul Vallely, after making repeated statements in favor of removing Obama from office by a coup, has released a furious statement about being called out for it:
Statements on the web and elsewhere that attribute me as supporting a coup are absolutely false. From the day I took my oath as a young Army lieutenant to this very day I have supported and defended the Constitution of the United States.
A coup is counter to the guiding principles laid out there. Disagreement and dissension are not! It’s time for change in America and I support that change – but only in a lawful, Constitutional manner.” – MG Paul E. Vallely (US Army-Ret.)
But as Right Wing Watch documents with audio, Vallely has repeatedly called for “extralegal and unconstitutional means to remove the president from office” and said that he would lead the coup himself if he had 250,000 troops. That is a coup by any definition.