Did Jeff Sessions Chant ‘Lock Her Up’ During Speech?

President Donald Trump's attorney general laughed while students repeated the line "Lock her up" during a recent speech. Some claim he was chanting along.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared to repeat the words “Lock her up” while a group of students chanted the now famous anti-Hillary Clinton refrain during a leadership conference at George Washington University.

While many students claimed he chanted along, others said that he was just acknowledging the chant, not joining the students.

During his speech, Sessions was making the case that colleges have been “coddling” students following the 2016 election.That’s when students started to chant the famous refrain, which was often repeated during President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies whenever he mentioned Clinton and her use of a private email server while serving as President Barack Obama’s secretary.

Repeating the phrase with a smile, Sessions added, “I heard that a long time over the last campaign.”

“I like this bunch, I gotta tell ya” he added. “You’re not going to be backing down. Go get ‘em, go get ‘em.”

On Twitter, some users believed Sessions actually joined in the chant, instead of simply acknowledging the rallying cry. Others said that he just repeated the phrase. Regardless of what you think he did, he surely did seem to enjoy the moment.

While addressing the crowd, Sessions criticized schools for “actively preventing them from scrutinizing the validity of their beliefs.”

He also mocked students who participated in coping sessions and programs following the 2016 election.

“After the 2016 election, for example, they held a 'cry-in' at Cornell. I hope they had plenty of tissues for 'em to cry on,” he said. “They had therapy dogs at the University of Kansas. Play-Doh and coloring books at the University of Michigan for heaven's sake. You know, give me a break."

It’s obvious that Sessions appeared unwilling to even consider the other side of the debate as he mocked students. But what may be even worse is how he refused to dismiss the crowd's behavior as "uncivilized," especially now that Republicans like Nikki Hayley are asking fellow conservatives to take the high road when debating politics with people who subscribe to different ideologies.


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