Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel clashed with ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos over chants of “lock her up” at a rally for President Donald Trump in Michigan.
A Saturday Trump rally in Muskegon, Michigan erupted in chants of “lock her up!” after the president criticized Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s lockdowns. Whitmer later blamed such rhetoric for putting her “family, and other government officials’ lives in danger” and said it “needs to stop.”
“Should the president be talking like that about Governor Whitmer?” Stephanopoulos asked McDaniel, who is from the state, during a Sunday morning interview on “This Week.” “Talking about ‘lock her up,’ ‘lock them all up’ when she is facing threats like this?”
“First of all, the president and his FBI foiled this plot,” McDaniel said. “I think Governor Whitmer is really inappropriate to try to lay blame at the president. These were sick individuals. There was no political affiliation. They were attacking the capitol as well. We’re glad she is safe and her family is safe. Again let’s not …”
“He is saying lock them all up,” Stephanopoulos pressed.