Mike Durant: Trump was ‘robbed’ of second term — ‘I don’t think Joe Biden won the election’

By Dylan Smith March 28, 2022

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike Durant, who recently met with former President Donald Trump in an effort to land his highly-coveted endorsement, has of late honed in on the issue of election integrity.

During an appearance this past Friday on Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal,” Durant detailed on his views surrounding the 2020 presidential election.

While speaking on the issues he would seek to address as senator, Durant advised that he would prioritize voting integrity. Durant declared that Trump had been “robbed” of a second term and that President Joe Biden did not win the election.

“Voting integrity is, if not at the top of the list, very near the top of the list. Because the things that happened in 2020 cannot happen again,” said Durant. “We were robbed of what I believe should have been President Trump’s second term and we can’t let that happen again. So, we’ve got to fix that.”

When asked by host Todd Stacy to expand on his assertion that the election was “robbed,” Durant outlined his reasoning.

“[T]he bottom line is I don’t think Joe Biden won the election,” said Durant, going on to decry states “changing the rules” as it related to mail-in voting and voting extension dates.

“When you suddenly make voting by mail easier than showing up in person, I mean that just begs for fraud,” added Durant. “I mean, you can’t deny that. That’s why most voters on both sides believe that voter ID is appropriate because we want everyone to be able to vote, but they’re supposed to be a legal citizen to vote. And if you can’t identify who’s voting or if you can’t even know that they are the ones that filled out the ballot, how can you possibly argue that that is a valid vote? So, you know, that’s the easiest one. And in Pennsylvania they extended the due date — just all these things changing the rules to basically help Joe Biden.”

Durant pointed to the media’s suppression of the story surrounding Hunter Biden’s laptop, which many claim revealed that he was attempting to leverage his father’s influence as then-vice president to benefit his overseas business dealings.

“And the final one that’s come out in the last few days is Hunter Biden’s laptop. That came out before the election,” continued Durant. “People who voted for Joe Biden, the report that I read, 17% said they would have changed their vote if they thought that whole story was real and it got buried. And now it came back to light as oh it was real, but now the election is over. All those things together I think really cheated us as a nation out of who should be in the office and is not, and we’re paying a heavy price for it.”

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL

ABOUT MIKE DURANT

On October 3rd, 1993, during combat Operation Gothic Serpent in Mogadishu Somalia, “Super Six Four,” the Blackhawk helicopter flown by Mike Durant, was hit by an RPG and crashed in the city.

Mike and and his crew, Ray Frank, Bill Cleveland, and Tommy Field, all badly injured, fought for their lives as a violent mob approached. Witnessing what was about to happen from above, two members of the elite Special Operations unit Delta Force – MSG Gary Gordon and SFC Randy Shughart – volunteered to be inserted to defend them. They too were eventually overcome by the mob.

But Mike Durant, somehow survived, was captured and held as a POW by Somali General Mohamed Farrah Aidid.

The heroic actions of Gordon and Shughart – who were both posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor – are the reason Mike is alive today. Mike has seen sacrifice – fellow service members who put honor, country, and mission above all else. He knows firsthand that the United States leaves no one behind.

While in captivity, Mike heard the voice and promise of Dan Jollota broadcast from the sky:

“Mike Durant, we will not leave without you.”

Now, Mike is signing up for one more tour of duty to serve his country and Alabama in the United States Senate.

He’s watched as the Biden administration has deserted these core principles – abandoning our allies, along with American citizens, in Afghanistan; cowering to the influence of the Chinese as they evade responsibility for the Wuhan Virus; and letting the radical left open our borders and try and re-define the essence of what America stands for through misguided and distorted revisions of our history like “critical race theory”.

Mike believes that President Trump was the first President in his lifetime who always pushed for policies that put America first. That’s because he knows that America is more than just a country – it is a beacon of hope and freedom for the entire world.

President Trump knew it, Mike Durant lived it. And he will carry that vision forward in the U.S. Senate.

Mike Durant was released from captivity in Somalia after 11 days. He would later write a book titled In the Company of Heroes, about his experience on that mission in Somalia and the many other missions he participated in during his career. He also wrote The Night Stalkers, about the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) in which he served.

After retiring from the Army with 22 years of active-duty service, Mike moved to Alabama with his family to start a new chapter in his life. He started and grew a highly successful business – Pinnacle Solutions, an engineering and services company based in Huntsville.

In thirteen years, Pinnacle has grown from a home office-based startup to over 500 employees and more than 175 subcontractor personnel operating in sixteen US and international locations with major prime and subcontract efforts supporting the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, NASA and the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics and a Master of Business Administration in Aviation degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Mike’s military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with Valor device, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, three Air Medals, one with Valor device, the POW/MIA ribbon, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and numerous other awards.

He and his wife Lisa (also an Army Aviator) reside in Huntsville and have a family of six children, four boys and two girls, three grandchildren and a fourth on the way.