Retired Lt. General Michael Flynn, a possible vice presidential candidate for Donald Trump, appeared on ABC's This Week on Sunday to discuss why he supports the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Transcript, via ABC News:
MARTHA RADDATZ, ABC NEWS: Let's talk about the next leader. You are being vetted, we are told, as a vice presidential candidate. Is that true?
RET. GEN. MICHAEL FLYNN: OK, I -- you're --
RADDATZ: You don't know?
RADDATZ: Do you want to be vice president?
Would you like to be --?
FLYNN: I have said that, you know, service to this country is an honor. I am honored to be even in this discussion. It's amazing to me for --
RADDATZ: So it's a job you'd take?
FLYNN: -- from a -- for a -- (INAUDIBLE) little town in the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island, it's a pretty big deal. And I take it very seriously. If people are serious about it, you know, I have to be serious about it.
RADDATZ: 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.