Jimmy Kimmel had a novel response to the news that Jared Kushner had registered to vote in New York as a woman and that the real estate scion had used private email services in his White House work: lock her up.
“I say, lock her up, lock her up, lock her up,” said Kimmel on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” his self-titled late-night show on ABC. “That’s right, he’s not a Democrat or a Republican, he’s just an independent woman.”
Kimmel’s riff combined the two news stories - about e-mail and voter registration – in a nod back to last November’s presidential campaign. The “lock her up” slogan became a popular chant at President Trump’s rallies in reference to Hillary Clinton, who was under fire for using a private e-mail server during her time at the State Department.
The revelations that Kushner used private e-mail for official business has raised hackles of hypocrisy from Democrats. Meanwhile, Kimmel has become more political since the recent fight over Obamacare, where his on-air activism has been credited with mobilizing opposition to a repeal bill.
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
Kimmel Jabs Kushner With ‘Lock Her Up’ Chant