Disgraced former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn experienced a full circle moment today.
Nearly two years after Flynn railed against Hillary Clinton with chants of “Lock her up!” in a speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention, protesters outside of a D.C. federal courthouse got their revenge, shouting “Lock him up!” as Flynn exited his vehicle.
Flynn was arriving to the courthouse for a hearing after pleading guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation late last year about his interactions with Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak.
Michael Flynn appeared in court to competing chants of "Lock him up!" and "We're with you, General Flynn!"
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 10, 2018
The protesters repeated the chants when Flynn left as well.
Michael Flynn departs DC District Court this morning to shouts of “lock him up” from protestors. Considering he led the "lock her up" chants in 2016 at the RNC, I am high-fiving Karma. pic.twitter.com/DWoJY0a8Hj
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) July 10, 2018
In Flynn’s famous “Lock her up” speech, he also claimed, “If I did a tenth of what [Hillary Clinton] did, I would be in jail today.” While the exhaustive investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server ultimately found no criminal wrongdoing and led to no arrests, Flynn’s admission of lying to the FBI could result in five to eight years in federal prison.
Many on Twitter savored the poetic justice.
New heights of poetic justice with absolute joy.
— Rita Shuker (@MissesBun) July 10, 2018
I've never felt less sorry for someone than when Michael Flynn walked out of his sentencing hearing while protestors shouted "Lock him up!" Karma's a bigger beeyotch than Hillary ever could've been (I don't even like her but the GOP iz fucking ridiculous)https://t.co/l1kOMU1ToM
— ~Gwyzard the Teal~ 🧙♀️🌱💐🦀🐚🐍😻🛸🌈 (@GwyddionZ) July 11, 2018
I love the irony….
Michael Flynn once led a "locker her up" chant at the Republican convention https://t.co/D7awZSID1w
— That guy from Canada (@OliverDWolf) July 11, 2018
Protestors chanted "lock him up" as Michael Flynn left the courthouse today. Gotta love poetic justice. pic.twitter.com/itYOWbU5OR
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) July 10, 2018
Flynn’s guilty plea in 2017 was one of the most significant moments of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Russia and now-President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.