‘GUILTY!’ The Audience Responds to Chris Christie’s Speech at the 2016 Republican Convention

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Still smarting from being overlooked as Donald Trump’s running mate, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivered a blistering speech excoriating Trump’s opponent Hillary Clinton at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Like spectators in the Circus Maximus deciding on the fate of a fallen gladiator, the delegates assembled in the Quicken Loans Arena served as his jury. ‘Guilty!’ they howled after every indictment of their old foe, “Lock her up! Lock her up!”

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“Lock her up! Lock her up!”

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“Guilty!”

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