Reporter Grills Lori Lightfoot: ‘How Could You Even Consider Running for Re-Election after All the Harm You’ve Caused?’

A reporter dropped the hammer on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, asking how she “could even consider running for re-election” after “all the harm” she’s caused.

Mayor Lightfoot appeared humiliated in front of the press as she failed to answer the question.

The reporter said: “Real Chicagoans are asking me, how can you possibly even consider running for re-election for mayor of the city of the Chicago after all the harm you’ve caused?”

Lightfoot was stumped and tried to dodge the question by saying:

“Well, I disagree with you fundamentally and I don’t think I need to address and dignify your comments one second further.”

She went to say to the crowd:

“Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a narrative out there that our city is headed in the wrong direction.

“That noise is completely belied by these objective data points, which show a very robust economy that is creating jobs and opportunity.”

The embarrassing presser came as Chicago continues to be ravaged by murders and violent crime on Lightfoot’s watch.

From Fox News:

Chicago’s weekend violence left at least 14 people shot, including one fatally. 

The one fatality was a 27-year-old man shot outside by an unknown offender, according to police.

A few of the victims were allegedly innocent bystanders.

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One was a 27-year-old woman left in critical condition after gunfire erupted at an indoor party.

Another was a 26-year-old woman who was waiting to place an order inside a restaurant when two patrons got into an argument and exchanged gunfire.

Also among those shot in the Windy City was a 14-year-old girl, who told police she was attending a party when a person threatened to shoot her if she did not leave. 

For every shooting reported between Friday evening and Sunday, Chicago police said no suspects were immediately taken into custody, and several victims refused to cooperate with investigators.

Chicago police said a 53-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the head in the 100 block of West Huron at approximately 11:36 p.m. Sunday.

The man heard knocking at the door and answered when police say an unknown male offender forced his way into the business, produced a handgun and demanded the victim’s property.

The offender then began firing shots at the victim and the victim returned fire.

Police said the offender then fled the scene, and no arrests were initially announced.

Chicago fire personnel treated the victim at the scene, but he refused any further medical attention.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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