Flynn: The Democratic Party That Exists In This Country Is Not The Party I Grew Up Around


Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who wrote in Sunday's New York Post that President Obama fired him for his not-politically-correct stance on radical Islam, tells ABC's Martha Raddatz that the Democratic Party is not the party it was when he grew up as a"very strong Democrat" from Rhode Island.

" I vote for leaders," he said. "That's what I vote for."

MARTHA RADDATZ, ABC NEWS: You've been a registered Democrat, correct?

FLYNN: I grew up as a -- in a -- in a -- I grew up as a Democrat in a very strong Democratic family. But I will tell you that the Democratic Party that exists in this country is not the Democratic Party that I grew up around in my -- in my upbringing, not at all.

RADDATZ: Change registration?

You change registration?

FLYNN: I vote for leaders. That's what I vote for. When I vote -- and I -- and I honestly -- I didn't vote much at -- in the military because I served whoever was the commander in chief in the military.

But I vote for leadership. That's what I vote for and I vote for America.

Flynn is rumored to be on Donald Trump's shortlist for Vice President.

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