Days after attracting backlash for appearing to encourage a group of teens in a chant against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Jeff Sessions walked back his behavior.
According to CNN, Sessions told a crowd on Thursday that he should have used the opportunity to explain the rule of law.
Instead, he joined in the chant of “Lock her up” on Tuesday while addressing a crowd of conservative teens.
“I heard that a long time over the last campaign,” he said with a smile.
Speaking on Thursday to a group in Boston, though, he said that he “perhaps should have taken a moment to advise them on the fact that” a person is “innocent until cases are made.”
Nevertheless, he described the Turning Point USA conference in D.C. as a “great event to be with those kids.”