Sanders campaign manager: Stop chanting ‘lock her up'
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PHILADELPHIA — Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man My fellow Democrats should watch their language: Economic equality is not a rational societal goal As Democrats gear up to challenge Trump in 2020, the key political divide will be metropolitan versus rural MORE supporters should stop calling for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man Pipeline paralysis: The left’s latest fossil fuel obstruction tactic Mueller could turn easy Trump answers into difficult situation MORE to be put in prison, Jeff Weaver said Monday ahead of the start of the Democratic National Convention. 


"I know emotions are running high right now, but I think people really have to consider the implications of what a [Donald] Trump presidency would mean for those of us who support the kind of agenda that Bernie Sanders has laid out for the country," Weaver, who served as campaign manager for Sanders’s presidential bid, told The Hill in a brief interview at the Wells Fargo Center.

On Sunday, immediately preceding the opening of the Democratic convention, supporters of the Vermont senator reportedly marched through the streets of Philadelphia, chanting, "Lock her up." 

It's the same chant Republicans used against Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, during their convention in Cleveland last week.

Among the anti-Clinton messages at Sunday's march were “Hillary for Prison” signs and calls for Clinton's indictment over her use of a private email server while secretary of State, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Asked whether he would urge supporters of Sanders to stop chanting "lock her up," Weaver said, "Yes. 

"I would encourage them to continue the political revolution by advancing the cause of progressive change," he said.

"And the best way we're going to do that at this point is to elect Democrats up and down the ballot."