Laurie Lightfoot Critics Lose Chicago Mayor’s Re-Election: ‘Crime Doesn’t Pay’
Chicago Mayor Laurie Lightfoot lost re-election Monday night, and critics are celebrating the end of her term.
During Lightfoot’s tenure, Chicago saw an increase in crime rates, which became a criticism of his opponents. In 2021, homicides in Chicago reached a 25-year high, surpassing other high-crime cities like New York and Los Angeles.
During his tenure, the mayor has been criticized for his poor relationship with law enforcement, as the city’s police department has lost significant numbers in recent years due to staff growth. criminality.
Lightfoot faced challenges from eight other candidates in the mayoral race, but failed to qualify after finishing third.
CHICAGO MAYOR LAURIE LIGHTFOOT IS GONE, THE RACE GOES ON WITHOUT HER
Chicago Public Schools Superintendent and City Budget Director Paul Vallas will face Cook County Board of Commissioners Brandon Johnson in an April 4 runoff.
No candidate exceeded the 50 percent threshold for a first-class victory.
After the mayor’s defeat, critics wasted no time on Twitter to express their delight that Chicago would soon have new leadership, primarily to address the city’s crime wave.
FOX News political analyst Gianno Caldwell, whose brother was murdered in Chicago last summer, wrote that the Laurie Lightfoot “experiment” is “officially over.” Thanks, CHICAGO.”
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, R-Ga., wrote: “Lori Lightfoot. “Crime doesn’t pay.”
Former Georgia Rep. Vernon Jones, who lost a U.S. House election in November, said Mayor “just got PIED!” declared. He added, “Other Democratic mayors with runaway crimes in your cities take note. Even liberals are tired of being dangerous.”
“There is still hope for my hometown,” wrote criminal defense attorney and FOX News contributor Jonathan Turley. “Laurie Lightfoot is out. The biggest potential improvement for the city since 1900, when the Chicago River was rerouted.”
Kylie McEnany, host of FOX News’ Outnumbered, pointed to what she said in 2020 as White House press secretary when she called Lightfoot “Chicago’s abandoned mayor.” For dealing with Chicago’s crime wave and suggesting that the Democrat seek help from the federal government to protect the city. Lightfoot tweeted at the time to McEnany: “Hey Karen. Watch your mouth.”
“Laurie Lightfoot lost the election,” McEnany tweeted Monday. “Maybe he should have woken up when I called him ‘Chicago’s Abandoned Mayor’ from the White House podium for ignoring the victims of crime in his own city!” Instead, he said, “Hi, Karen. Watch your mouth”
“Karen here, you’ve lost,” McEnany said of Lightfoot’s loss on FOX News’ “Hannity” Monday night.
Outkick founder and radio host Clay Travis tweeted that Lightfoot “lost tonight’s Chicago mayoral race and didn’t even make it to the runoff.” 84 percent of Chicagoans voted against him. 84%! Such incompetence is hard to come by. for a sitting president. I congratulate him.
Megyn Kelly, a radio host and former FOX News anchor, wrote that Lightfoot’s minority status was not enough to secure his re-election.
LAURIE LIGHTFOOT ACCUSED OF DISREGARDING THE ‘SOCIAL CONTRACT’ WITH THE POLICE BY CUTTING OFF DISABILITY BENEFITS.
“Mayor Laurie Lightfoot has lost the mayorship of Chicago,” Kelly wrote on Twitter. “Her last cry of ‘I’m a black woman’ (literally, it’s her call-back) failed to win over voters in a city soaked in blood from violent crime.”
Spectator editor Stephen L. Miller wrote, “Laurie Lightfoot would have won if not for the massacre of thousands of her constituents.”
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
USA’s Turning Point confounds Charlie Kirk: “Goodbye to the worst mayor in Chicago history!”
With Monday’s loss, Lightfoot became Chicago’s first mayor in 40 years to lose re-election.
Fox News’ Brandon Gillespie contributed to this report
All news on the site does not represent the views of the site, but we automatically submit this news and translate it using software technology on the site, rather than a human editor.