During the Republican national convention, Flynn chanted …”Lock Her Up” chant against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The phrase began trending on Twitter as news broke that Flynn willfully and knowingly lied to FBI agents during a Jan. 24 interview in which he was asked about his conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Here’s the full quote, which Flynn delivered while the crowd chanted “lock her up”:
We do not need a reckless president who believes she is above the law. Lock her up, that’s right. Yea, that’s right, Lock her up. I’m gonna tell you what. It’s unbelievable. It’s unbelievable. Yea. I use hashtag Never Hillary, that’s what I use. I have called on Hillary Clinton, I have called on Hillary Clinton to drop out of the race, because she, she put our nation’s security at extremely high risk with her careless use of a private email server. Lock her up, lock her up. You guys are good, damn right, exactly right, there’s nothing wrong with that. And you know why, and you know why, you know why we’re saying that? We’re saying that because if I, a guy who knows this business, if I did a tenth, a tenth, of what she did, I would be in jail today.
If she were any more on the inside, she would be in prison,” Walker quipped. Chants of “lock her up” mixed with cheers of approval at the governor’s declaration.
Donald Trump, Ingraham said, “understands that we must turn this around and restore respect across all levels of society,” adding, “Unlike us, Hillary Clinton believes the status quo is just fine because she helped create it.”
After leading the crowd in a chant of “lock her up,” a common occurrence at Trump rallies but an unusual one for a national convention, Flynn then cited his national security background to bolster the case.
“lock her up,” a common occurrence at Trump rallies but an unusual one for a national convention, Flynn then cited his national security background to bolster the case.
Trump has repeatedly denied his campaign colluded with Moscow and has called Mueller’s probe a “witch hunt.”
Flynn, who was a critical part of Trump’s campaign and national security team, was named as the President’s national security adviser during the transition period shortly after his election win.