Former Trump Advisor Roger Stone’s trial may be a few months away, but poetic justice is much more swift.
Stone was arrested at his home for coordinating with WikiLeaks to obtain Hillary Clinton Campaign emails stolen by Russian operatives.
After being released on bail a few hours later, Stone spoke to reporters:
“As I have always said, the worst thing than being talked about is not being talked about. After a two-year inquisition, the charges today relate in no way to Russian collusion, WikiLeaks collaboration or any other illegal act in connection with the 2016 campaign.”
However, Stone was barely audible over boos and chants of “lock him up” from protestors.
Roger Stone sort-of made a statement to the press after his arrest … but you couldn't hear him over the crowd booing and chanting "Lock Him Up!" pic.twitter.com/o90mDaz48N
— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) January 25, 2019
Like many Trump campaign officials and supporters, Stone frequently called for the arrest and prosecution of former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
This clip of Roger Stone leading a "lock her up" chant with Alex Jones is now just *chef's kiss* pic.twitter.com/KBoilt1uLo
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) January 25, 2019
Roger Stone, 2015: “We demand the prosecution of Bill and Hillary Clinton for their crimes!” pic.twitter.com/za4uulkqWI
— Rogue Melania🍸🍸🍸 (@RogueFirstLady) January 25, 2019
Roger Stone is widely believed to have cemented the phrase “lock her up!” as a rallying cry for Trump supporters during the 2016 election. Protestors turning the chant around on Stone after his arrest was, for many, a bountiful serving of poetic justice.
To everyone there who chanted… I love you all!
— Jeff Wodeshick (@JWodeshick) January 25, 2019
People chanting “Lock him up!” at Roger Stone outside of the courthouse this morning really warms my heart. If Trump really wanted to #LockHerUp (Hillary) he should’ve hired her to work on his campaign. 🤣🤣 #MAGA right?
— Joe Pike (@PikeJC) January 25, 2019
— Jenny #ImpeachTrump (@Mom2bal) January 25, 2019
The pendulum is swinging back…
— Elliott (not E.T.) (@PlanetX59) January 25, 2019
Roger Stone arrested!!! Karma is a bitch! From the man who chanted "lock her up" and now he is behind bars.
— JC (@jamescoleman07) January 25, 2019
The White House has attempted to distance Trump from Stone, but it may be too late for that.