In the wake of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s expletive-laden tirade against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell has come out in opposition of the mayor’s message, claiming that Lightfoot was inciting violence against the Supreme Court justice.
Lightfoot was recorded at a Chicago pride event, yelling the words “F— Clarence Thomas” after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24. Thomas was among the justices who voted to overturn, and in his concurring opinion he claimed that the overturning of Roe v. Wade could be the framework to review other SCOTUS rulings.
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“This is very, very upsetting. The profanity she used at Clarence Thomas justifies why these Supreme Court justices need protection 24/7,” Terrell said Tuesday on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
“You know what she did? She sent a coded message by using the F-word, by saying, ‘Hey, I don’t care what happens to him. I don’t care. I don’t care about his security. I don’t care about his safety.’”
Terrell cited the plot to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh as an example. “Using the F-bomb as a sitting mayor, and looking at what happened with the attempted assassination of Justice Kavanaugh, they’re trying to divert anger at the Supreme Court justices. And they picked Clarence Thomas. He didn’t even write the lead opinion.”
In addition to the attempted assassination of Kavanaugh, Justice Amy Coney-Barrett’s home was surrounded by pro-abortion protesters, and Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the lead opinion, was forced to move to an undisclosed location last month.
“You know what this is? This is a lie and a distraction from the crime that is going on in Chicago. … She’s trying to use this as a distraction. It’s insulting,” Terrell concluded, alluding to the massive crime wave currently affecting Chicago. Over the weekend alone, 24 people were shot and 5 people, including a 5-month-old baby, were killed.
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