‘Lock Her Up’ Is Trending On Twitter In Spite Of Flynn News

Screen Shot/Youtube/RNC Convention/Michael Flynn

Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter

“Lock Her Up” began trending in minutes after former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI in court Friday.

The “lock her up” was chant used by supporters of President Donald Trump and directed at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign. 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.

Flynn led the crowd in a “lock her up” chant at the Republican National Convention in 2016. Twitter users are re-upping the video, leading to over 40,000 tweets  of Flynn calling for Clinton to be arrested.

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(Lock Her Up/Screen Shot/Twitter/Trending)

A status hearing for Flynn was scheduled for Feb. 1, 2018. He faces up to seven years in prison.

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