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Jeff Sessions laughs as high school students chant ‘lock her up’

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Attorney
General Jeff Sessions laughed as students chanted “lock her up”
at a leadership summit on Tuesday.

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday laughed and
    briefly joined in as high school students chanted “lock her up”
    at a conservative group’s high school leadership
    summit.
  • This chant was frequently heard on the campaign trail
    in 2016, especially at rallies for President Donald Trump, and
    is directed at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in
    relation to the investigation over her use of a private email
    server. 
  • The FBI ultimately concluded Clinton’s use of a private
    email server was irresponsible but decided not to pursue
    charges. 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions laughed and briefly joined in as
high school students chanted “lock her up” at a conservative
group’s high school leadership summit on Tuesday.

The chant began as Sessions criticized universities for allegedly

“coddling” students
, CNN reported. 

“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,”
the attorney general said. “They had therapy dogs at the
University of Kansas. Play-Doh and coloring books at the
University of Michigan for heaven’s sakes. You know, give me a
break. Students at Tufts were encouraged to ‘draw about their
feelings.'”

Sessions then told the students he could tell they wouldn’t
need “Play-Doh when you get attacked in college and you get
involved in a debate.”

“I like this bunch, I gotta tell you,” Sessions added.
“You’re not going to be backing down. Go get ’em. Go get
’em.”

The students then began chanting “lock her up.” Sessions laughed
and repeated the phrase. 

The moment was caught on video. 

This chant was frequently heard on the campaign trail in 2016,
especially at rallies for President Donald Trump, and is directed
at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in relation to the
investigation over her use of a private email server. 

The FBI ultimately concluded Clinton’s use of a private email
server was irresponsible but decided not to pursue charges. 

The president continues to draw attention to this issue.

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