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.
Kimmel Jabs Kushner With ‘Lock Her Up’ Chant
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.