Chicago’s Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot has blasted “the toxicity in our public discourse,” just one week after yelling “f*ck Clarence Thomas.”
Lightfoot made the comments Monday while discussing the shooting at the Fourth of July parade shooting in Illinois.
“The toxicity in our public discourse is a thing I think we should all be concerned about, right?” Lightfoot said.
“And it’s ironic obviously that we’re having this conversation and what happened on Independence Day.
“You know, we’re not like a lot of other countries where their version of Independence Day is marked with troops and tanks.
“No, what we do in the United States is come together as a community,” said the mayor.
Lori Lightfoot today: “The toxicity in our public discourse is a thing that I think we should all be concerned about.”
Lori Lightfoot last week: “F*ck Clarence Thomas!” pic.twitter.com/tUTPmkQVqh
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 5, 2022
However, the mayor’s sentiment is a far cry her own recent actions.
As Slay News reported last week, Lightfoot appeared at Chicago’s pride parade where she yelled obscenities and falsehoods from the stage about the Supreme Court.
“So we know what happened in the Supreme Court yesterday,” Lightfoot told the crowd.
“If you read Clarence Thomas’s concurrence, he said… F*ck Clarence Thomas”
“He thinks that we are going to stand idly by while they take our rights, our right to marry, our right to have children, our right to live,” Lightfoot falsely claimed.
LORI LIGHTFOOT: “F*ck Clarence Thomas”pic.twitter.com/Pq5yTMxaIZ
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 27, 2022
After SCOTUS’s draft opinion was leaked earlier this year, Lightfoot said:
“To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community—the Supreme Court is coming for us next,” she misleadingly claimed.
“This moment has to be a call to arms.
“We will not surrender our rights without a fight—a fight to victory.”