Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, only days after yelling, ‘F*** Clarence Thomas!” to a cheering crowd, had the gall to tell a press conference that she was concerned about “the toxicity in our public discourse.”
Lightfoot was discussing gun violence in the wake of the Highland Park shooting on July 4. “What feels like is happening this moment in our democracy is people are losing respect for the institutions of our democracy,” Lightfoot, who targeted Thomas after his concurrence in the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, declared hypocritically.
“You’ve heard the superintendent talk over and over again about the number of law officers in full uniform, in their squad cars, that are being shot at. That says to me that the people who are acting so brazenly have not only no respect for themselves but they don’t have any respect for the institution like the police department, who, men and women, every single day, on every watch, are literally risking life and limb for our safety,” Lightfoot continued.