During a Tuesday press conference, a reporter asked Mayor Lori Lightfoot how she could consider running for re-election considering the “harm” her policies have inflicted on the Windy City.
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The reporter began his rebuke of Lightfoot by asserting the mayor “always” (and wrongly) begins her press conferences by stating that crime is down and the “economy is booming.”
Lightfoot disputed the reporter’s comment and told the journalist to “get on with your question.”
The reporter then mentioned a few recent and nearby happenings that illustrate that all is not well in the landmark city. He noted that a police officer was recently injured in a hit-and-run incident “just across the street” and that Michigan Avenue “is now referred to as the mile of fear.”
The reporter continued: “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?”
The reporter may have been responding to Lightfoot’s recent glowing assessment of the city and her leadership in what appeared to be an attempt to lay the foundation for a re-election bid.
On Tuesday, Lightfoot spoke at the City Club of Chicago and beamed that the city was poised for “the best economic recovery of any big city in the nation, bar none,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
“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,” Lightfoot said.
Lightfoot gave no statistics or specific information on crime but said it was “trending in the right direction.”
The mayor responded to the reporter by saying she “fundamentally” disagreed with him (though the reporter only reported facts) and would not dignify his comments with a response.
The reporter asked a follow-up question about who Lightfoot would be facing in a re-election bid. She did not reply to the question but noted that she was “focused on her day-to-day responsibilities and not who was running for mayor.”
Fox News reports that at least 14 people were shot in Chicago last weekend. Police, who struggle to deal with the defunding efforts led by the mayor, note there were 800 homicides in the city last year.
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