Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who holds the highest law enforcement position in the U.S., joined Republican teenagers in a chant of “lock her up!” at the High School Leadership Summit at George Washington University, sponsored by the right wing group Turning Point USA.
“Lock her up!” was a chant used at Trump rallies in 2016 to call for the unlawful imprisonment of Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Amber Phillips, Washington Post political reporter. described the bizarre scene to MSNBC:
This is the nation’s top law enforcement official, This looks like a total pivot in this moment for the attorney general to say, “lock her up.”
Anna Palmer, a senior correspondent for POLITICO, expressed her shock:
I have to say, this is stunning this is a high school event. I mean, this is how pervasive and where the discourse of our country is right now when you have an official like that, and you have teenagers, thinking it is an appropriate thing to yell this about, you know, a former presidential candidate.
(Source: MSNBC via YouTube)
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