While the Democrats struggle to gain ground heading into the 2022 Midterm elections, it appears that several Democratic strongholds across the United States are dealing with a surge in crime and violence. Recently, while holding a press conference, the Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, had a complete meltdown when a reporter asked if she was going to retract her “call to arms” statement pertaining to Roe v. Wade when two mass shootings and even more crimes have taken place since her statement.
Waiting for the chance to speak, the reporter asked the Mayor, “Mayor Lightfoot, you’re patting yourself on the back today for rushing through a casino that 80% of the people in the 42nd ward say they just don’t want. You’re saying that this is going to, if it’s ever built, that is, result in tourism, result in conventions, but the real reason why we don’t have the tourism or we don’t have conventions is because of violent crime. You issued a violent tweet ‘call to arms’ and since then, we’ve had multiple incidences of mob violence in downtown Chicago, we’ve had shootings, murders, mass shootings — you talk about Texas — mass shooting here in Chicago.”
After Lightfoot interrupted him, asking if there was a question, the reporter added, “You went to Texas to a gay and lesbian fundraiser, okay? I’ve talked to the taxpayers, the voters, the citizens of Chicago, mostly black and brown, they say that they resent that. Will you recall, rescind your violent tweet, to call to arms?”
Not only demeaning the reporter for supposedly being stupid, the Democrat stated, “Somehow, is the call to arms — the call to action that I issued — in the context of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and basically turn back the clock 50 years time where women are not gonna be able to be in control of their bodies. No sir, I will not stand down, I will not retreat, because women in this country are not gonna stand for some unelected body to tell us that we don’t have the right to control the circumstances and the when and where in which we produce our children!”
Lightfoot continued, being cut off herself, “You’re gonna let me speak, sir. You’re not gonna talk over me; that’s not the rules here in this press conference, and if you don’t want to abide by those rules, you can take your nonsense some place else, because I am about full up with you! I will not let you spoil this moment, and if you do not stop, I will ask you to leave, and I will make sure the police take you out of here! You will not act like this sir!”
Although coming unhinged, the Mayor ended with an impression of Jack Nicholson. “Now you don’t want to hear the facts, because you can’t handle the truth, sir!”
This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on May 27, 2022. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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