The Fox News host Laura Ingraham is calling out Chicago’s “woke” Mayor Lori Lightfoot, saying that her radically liberal policies have led the city into “decline and decay.”
“Lori Lightfoot is one of the most repugnant and disgraceful people in elected office today,” Ingraham said on her Fox News show last night. “That a woman with such disregard for her own constituents serving as mayor of Chicago, one of our great American cities, is itself shocking. As an unrepentant radical, her policies precipitated Chicago’s decline and decay.”
“The city is bleeding people, literally and figuratively,” she continued. “People are up and leaving in their record numbers of its residents are becoming victims of crime. As much as Chicagoans love the summer on the lake, and who doesn’t love the Bears, the Cubs, the restaurants, the architecture? They’re not going to stay if their home becomes unlivable. Chicago under Lightfoot is slowly turning into Detroit. But you’d never know the situation is urgent if you’re listening to her.”
Not stopping there, Ingraham proceeded to double down by going into further detail about why exactly people are leaving Chicago.
“Her city is being ripped apart by violence, drug overdoses and despair, and she’s on Twitter issuing a call to arms, urging people to fight back, if the court reverses Roe, it’s going to be the end of the world,” she said. “Only radical, out-of-touch activists like Lightfoot would try to sow confusion about the court’s draft opinion to distract residents from her own pitiful performance.”
Ingraham was referring to the fact that Lightfoot recently issued a “call to arms” if Roe V. Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court.
“To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community — the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms,” the Chicago mayor tweeted. “We will not surrender our rights without a fight— a fight to victory!”
Lightfoot later gave an interview to MSNBC in which she clarified what she meant by this.
“I think everybody who saw that draft opinion has gone through a range of different emotions,” Lightfoot said.
“And that’s why I’m calling upon fellow elected officials across the country, and particularly my fellow mayors to join me in making a pledge that we made today, which is a justice for all pledge,” she added. “And fundamentally, it reaffirms Chicago as a welcoming city, a city that doesn’t discriminate, and a city that’s going to stand with women.”
Ingraham concluded her rant by citing exact numbers to display the violence that is plaguing Chicago under Lightfoot’s leadership.
“Over Mother’s Day weekend alone, at least 18 people were shot,” Ingraham concluded. “Four were killed, including the heinous attack on 23-year-old culinary student Dakotah Earley Friday night that has left him clinging to life in intensive care. ”
Clearly, Lightfoot is more focused on being as “woke” as possible than she is on actually helping the people of her city. Here’s hoping that the people of Chicago wake up, and vote this woman out of office in the next election.