Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at a conservative conference for high school students on Tuesday, where a familiar chant broke out among the high school students in attendance.
During his speech, Sessions criticized some students from other schools and universities that needed bizarre special treatment after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election.
He then praised the students in attendance, noting that they probably aren’t as fragile as those other students. “I like this bunch,” said Sessions. “You’re not going to be backing down.”
The students laughed and a “Lock her up!” chant broke out in the crowd.
Watch it all unfold in the video below.
Here’s what Sessions had to say:
“Too many schools are coddling young people and actively preventing them from scrutinizing the validity of their beliefs and the issues of the day. That is the exact opposite of what we expect of our universities in this country.
“After the 2016 election, for example, they held a “cry-in” at Cornell. I just hope they had plenty of tissues for them to cry on. They had therapy dogs at the University of Kansas. Play-dough and coloring books at the great University of Michigan for Heaven sakes! I thought that was, you know, give me a break. Students at Tufts were encouraged to draw out their feelings.
“Well, I can tell this group isn’t going to have to have play-dough when you get attacked in college and you get involved in a debate. You’re going to stand up and defend yourselves and the values you believe in.
“I like this bunch, I tell ya. You’re not going to be backing down. Go get ‘em! Go get em.
[“Lock her up” chants begin]
“I heard that for a long time over the last campaign.”
Watch the extended version of his comments and the students’ reaction in the video below.
If you were getting worried about our future generations, with students like these, it looks like we’ll be in good hands.