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Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks during a news conference Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Chicago. The U.S. Justice Department issued a scathing report on civil rights abuses by Chicago's police department over the years. The report released Friday alleges that institutional Chicago Police Department problems have led to serious civil rights violations, including racial bias and a tendency to use excessive force. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Former AG Loretta Lynch urged Democrats to prepare to march and bleed for their rights


A video of a short speech by former attorney general Loretta Lynch has raised eyebrows in political circles, with some inspired and others concerned that it may incite violence.

In the video, posted to the Senate Democrats' official Facebook page, Lynch urged that fighting against the Trump administration would not be easy, but that fighting for one's rights has never been easy in the U.S.

"[People] marched. They bled. And yes, some have died," Lynch said.

Here's the speech.

The video, originally posted Feb. 28, was decried by some conservative outlets and observers, who saw it as a call to violence.

"She was so terribly dishonest and incompetent and now shows how nutty she is," wrote Joe Hoft for The Gateway Pundit.

Paul Joseph Watson of InfoWars implied the video incited violence.

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In this Jan. 12, 2017 photo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch poses for a portrait during an interview with The Associated Press at the University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Lynch served as Attorney General under former President Obama from 2015 through 2017. She was criticized during the campaign for meeting Bill Clinton while her Department of Justice was investigating Hillary Clinton's email server.

President Donald Trump talks with former President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, after Trump took the presidential oath. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

This controversy comes after Trump tweeted that Obama's administration had wiretapped his office, citing no evidence. Aides argue that the DoJ was involved in this wiretapping.

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