Mayor Lightfoot in Chicago seems to forget about the massive crime rates in her city while wishing Chicago a Joyous Kwanza[a].
The Daily Mail reported:
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was slammed on Twitter after she and her wife, Amy Eshleman, posted a video wishing a ‘joyous Kwanzaa’ to all who celebrate.
The backlash comes as Lightfoot is accused of ignoring the city’s surge in violent crimes, including a 25-year high murder rate, with 767 homicides in the city so far this year.
Last week, she begged Attorney General Merrick Garland to send ATF agents to the city for six months to help get illegal guns off the street after she slashed the police budget by $80 million in 2020. Lightfoot later scaled back the slashing of the budget and cut 3.3% – or $59 million.
Here is Lightfoot’s message:
The seven principles of Kwanzaa are as important as ever and should be a guide for all of us.
Happy Kwanzaa to all who celebrate. pic.twitter.com/kb0EtBwDMY
— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) December 26, 2021
The comments to Lightfoot’s tweet were as expected.
— Stevethrower (@stevethrower) December 26, 2021
This is better than SNL.
Is this a satuday night live skit?
— Kevin Parker (@ParkerRinger) December 26, 2021
Let’s all focus on Kwanzaa.
How many people were shot this weekend?
— Anthony Leach (@anthony_leach_) December 26, 2021