“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.
In honor of Mike Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI, let’s ALWAYS remember when he chanted “lock her up” at the RNC convention.pic.twitter.com/d92fb45Rog
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) December 1, 2017
Reminder: Flynn chanted “lock her up” at the RNC, said “If I did a tenth, a tenth of what she did, I would be in jail.” pic.twitter.com/AQY79rlzhm
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 1, 2017
Here’s the moment at the RNC when Flynn chanted “lock her up!”
He now faces five years in prison.pic.twitter.com/Fgz72QymqV
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) December 1, 2017
A status hearing for Flynn was scheduled for Feb. 1, 2018. He faces up to seven years in prison.
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