Michael Flynn Pulls Out of QAnon Event in Las Vegas As Organizers Find New Venue

Michael Flynn has pulled out from speaking at a QAnon event in Las Vegas as organizers confirm they have found a new venue.

The former national security adviser had been teased as the main keynote speaker at October's "For God & Country Patriot Double Down" event in Sin City.

Retired general Flynn was praised by QAnon followers in 2020 when he shared a video in which he and his family recited a well-known slogan used by the group. His family has since denied that they were reciting a QAnon oath in the video that was uploaded on July 4, 2020.

In August, Caesars Entertainment canceled the QAnon-linked event at its venue. Flynn's profile was removed from the event website with no explanation.

On Monday, Amy Sabal, who is organizing the event with her husband John, said on Telegram that Flynn would not attend due to schedule issues.

She posted: "Things change, schedules are tight, things conflict and that's part of putting on events. If you all haven't noticed, we are constantly dealing with changes due to being canceled left and right, yet we deal with it with ease and grace, if I say so myself."

Her husband announced the same day that the QAnon event would go ahead at the Ahern Hotel in Las Vegas.

With Flynn's profile now removed from the website, the top-listed keynote speaker is Ron Watkins, who some have alleged to be the elusive figure "Q."

Watkins recently featured in a promotional advert for the event that teased organizers were confident they had found a new location for the event.

Other notable attendees of the Patriot Double Down include Republican lawmakers who are listed as "special guests."

Arizona state Senator Sonny Borrelli and Arizona state Representative Leo Biasiucci are among the politicians who are scheduled to attend.

They join Republican Arizona state Representative Mark Finchem and former Nevada Assembly Member Jim Marchant.

Tickets for the event start at $650 for a general admission weekend pass and go up to $3,000 for a high-roller weekend pass.

Newsweek has contacted the Patriot Double Down organizers for comment.

The event has used images and references to QAnon—a conspiracy theory that claims former President Donald Trump will expose an international cabal of satanic, cannibalistic pedophiles who operate a child sex trafficking ring.

QAnon is also a movement that is against mask mandates and vaccines that are administered to protect against COVID-19.

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Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to former President Donald Trump, speaks to attendees as he endorses New York City mayoral candidate Fernando Mateo during a campaign event on Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Staten Island, New York. Flynn will not be attending the QAnon event in Las Vegas. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP Photo