Crowd chants 'lock her up' at Trump rally in West Virginia

Crowd chants 'lock her up' at Trump rally in West Virginia

The crowd at President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE’s West Virginia rally broke into chants of “lock her up” on Tuesday night.

The chants were in response to GOP Senate candidate Patrick Morrissey’s comments on former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' No Hillary — the 'Third Way' is the wrong way MORE, but came just hours after two of Trump’s former allies were found guilty and pleaded guilty to crimes, respectively.

Morrissey criticized Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinEven working piecemeal, Democrats need a full agenda for children Poll: 30 percent of Americans say they approve of the job Congress is doing Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE (D-W.Va.) for his praise of Clinton, saying that he called her “warm, compassionate, engaging.”

“Can you actually believe that?” Morrissey said, at which point the crowd began the chant.

The crowd also chanted “drain the swamp.”

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Former Trump campaign manager Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortUS sanctions four Ukrainians for aiding Russian influence operations Manafort book set for August publication Accused spy's lawyers say plans to leave country were over Trump, not arrest MORE was found guilty on eight of 18 felony counts. The other 10 counts were declared a mistrial.

At the same time, longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen entered a guilty plea for eight charges of bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance law violations. He also told the court that he violated campaign finance law at the direction of a candidate for federal office in order to influence the 2016 election.

As Cohen left the courthouse earlier Tuesday afternoon, people chanted “lock him up.”