Donald Trump is reportedly highly interested in choosing retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as his running mate, but comments by Flynn Sunday are sure to not sit well with social conservatives.
Flynn, who in 2015 said he was a registered Democrat, was asked on ABC’s “The Week” about his stance on abortion. “I think women have to be able to choose…sort of, the right of choice,” Flynn said. “They are the ones that have to make the decision because they’re the ones that are going to decide to bring up that child or not.”
This drew the ire of the prominent pro-life group the Susan B. Anthony List. “General Flynn has disqualified himself from consideration as Vice President. His pro-abortion position is unacceptable and would undermine the pro-life policy commitments that Mr. Trump has made throughout the campaign,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the group, said in a statement.
When asked about gay marriage, Flynn replied, “What people do in their private lives, these are not big issues that our country’s dealing with.” (RELATED: Possible Trump VP: ‘I Vote For Leaders…I Vote For America’)
Flynn has been looked at as a possible vice-presidential pick as he would bring national security bonafides to the Republican ticket. He was previously director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.