In a new interview, Hillary Clinton revealed that she had no idea why people chanted “lock her up” during the 2016 election.
Clinton told NPR that “the first time [I was] actually aware of hearing [Lock Her Up] was at the Republican convention. I think it went on before that. I didn’t pay a lot of attention to it. I thought, ‘OK, fine. He is whipping up his crowds. He is throwing them red meat, and I’m Exhibit A of that.'”
“But when they brought it inside to their convention, so that it became, in effect, part of the historic record of the general election, I was stunned,” She continued. “I thought, What are they talking about and why are they saying this?”
Clinton also added that it was “not only wrong — because obviously there was no basis for it — but it was politics at a very high level being affected by the most dangerous partisan hyperbole.”
When Clinton referred to “Lock Her Up!” being chanted at the convention, she was likely referencing General Mike Flynn using his speech to encourage the chant.