A video of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn encouraging “lock her up” chants at the Republican National Convention in July resurfaced Tuesday following his resignation from the White House.
“We do not need a reckless president who believes she is above the law,” Flynn told the convention crowd in Cleveland. “Lock her up, that’s right,” he said, applauding chants from the crowd about then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe real reason Biden is going to the COP26 climate summit Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 MORE.
“I have called on Hillary Clinton to drop out of the race because she — she put our nation’s security at extremely high risk with her careless use of a private email server," he said.
“If I — a guy who knows this business — if I did a tenth of what she did, I would be in jail today,” he added.
Twitter users dug up the speech following his resignation Monday night. Flynn resigned after reports surfaced that he misled senior White House officials — including Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Pence to deliver address on 'educational freedom' in Virginia Obama looks to give new momentum to McAuliffe MORE — about his communications with Russia.
Flynn, exhorting chants of "lock her up" during the campaign: 'If I did a tenth of what she did, I would be in jail today.' https://t.co/OZFLlmfkBA— Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) February 14, 2017
RIP Michael Flynn, who led "lock her up" chants and then literally committed treason— Brian Gaar (@briangaar) February 14, 2017
Fondly remembering traitor Michael Flynn at the Republican convention leading the cheer from the stage: "LOCK HER UP."— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) February 14, 2017
Some critics of Flynn claim he broke the law by allegedly discussing Obama-era sanctions against Russia with the ambassador to Russia before Trump was sworn into office.
In a statement on his resignation, Flynn said the “fast pace of events” caused him to provide “incomplete information” to Vice President Pence and other senior officials about his communication with Russia.
The Department of Justice, then led by acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who was later fired, had reportedly warned the White House about risks Flynn posed to the administration, citing possible vulnerability to blackmail by Russia one month ago.