Lin Wood declared on the instant messaging platform Telegram that:
“I am extremely honored to announce that a genuine American Patriot and hero, Lt. General Michael Flynn, has authorized me to publicly convey that he endorses and supports my campaign for Chair of the South Carolina Republican Party.
General Flynn is my friend. We have worked together at times over the past many months as our country has been in turmoil over the November 2020 election and our political future.
General Flynn knows that my goal in South Carolina is to only serve the members of the Republican Party, not the establishment leaders or the special interests.
I am emboldened in my efforts to return the South Carolina Republican Party to We The People of South Carolina by having a man of General Flynn’s character and integrity standing by my side in the battle for the People’s right to govern themselves.
Thank you, General Flynn. God bless you, Sir. And God bless America.”
Earlier, on Sunday, Wood said that “concerned South Carolina Republicans who are conservative Patriots approached me a few days ago to ask me if I just talked the talk or would I walk the walk.”
“They want to take back their Republican Party,” he said. “They want to return the power to the people — the members of the party. They have endured enough Rino Republicanism in the present leadership of the South Carolina GOP. They are demanding change.”
Lin Wood confirmed his campaign for the chairmanship, saying, “My decision to run for the office was heavily influenced by my well known desire to reform local and state political parties and return power to the people.”
He continued: “Here, I want to return power and control of the South Carolina Republican Party to the members of the party.”
Lin Wood’s statement to run for Chair of the South Carolina GOP
Here’s the full statement of Lin Wood about his decision to run for Chair of the South Carolina Republican Party:
A compelling reason for my decision to run for Chair of the South Carolina Republican Party is that it is time for the leadership of the Party to recognize and appreciate the amazing Patriots stepping up to get involved in the party – this is NOT the time to take actions to exclude them.
Look at what happened in Horry County this weekend:
The current Chair, Drew McKissick, brought in a 25-year old “state representative”, appointed by the state executive director, removed the person in charge in the county, and took over. This “representative” took all of the master thumb drives from today’s data entry as volunteers were working.
What jurisdiction does the state have in Horry County ReOrg elections? This is completely outside of the scope of state leadership – counties run their counties. Interference by the state has no place in this county process.
The only reasonable explanation for this intrusion is that Horry County had major numbers of MAGA Republicans coming out to ReOrg. The old leadership of the “cabal” is fearful of losing the power they have maintained for years because concerned citizens are now ready to play an active and significant role in what the GOP does.
I am no fan of government corruption. Check my record.
I am no fan of rule breakers as I believe strongly in the rule of law. Check my record.
I detest shady back room deals as I support shining light on darkness. Check my record.
I want to help my new neighbors in South Carolina return the Republican Party back to The People.
The People have ALL the power – not the elite cabal of the old guard leadership.
The People of the South Carolina Republican Party will bring INTEGRITY back to the party and to the government.
I trust We The People. It will be my privilege to work for The People as they pursue their goals.