Kayleigh McEnany, the former White House press secretary for Donald Trump, spoke out this week to counter Chicago’s Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot, for saying that 99% of her critics are racist and sexist.
When asked about the negativity she faces as mayor, Lightfoot said that “about 99%” are motivated by racism and sexism.
“Look at my predecessors,” he said. “… Women and people of color always have a different standard. I understand that. I’ve known it all my life. “
Lightfoot went on to say that he is simply “fighting for the residents” of Chicago.
McEnany shoots again
McEnany, however, had none of that. He pointed to the rising crime rate in Chicago while replying to Lightfoot.
“I want to put on a cover that has haunted me since I saw it. It’s from The New York Post this past July, ”McEnany said. Fox News. “I will never forget seeing this. This was Davell Gardner. He was a year old at a barbecue when he lost his life, and that’s his coffin there. “
“And you see, it’s colorful, Cocomelon, it’s a cartoon that my daughter looks at… This little one, 1 year old, lost his life in a barbecue. And her dad said this: ‘It just hurts. My son is gone. I have no one. I don’t have anyone to call me daddy, daddy, daddy, ‘”McEnany added.
“These are human lives. Where is ‘Children’s lives matter’? ”He continued. “I want that organization to start because this has been going on for over a year, and blame this on racism or negative coverage and call me ‘Karen’ like Mayor Lori Lightfoot did. That does not solve problems. Let’s join together, left and right, because I don’t want to see another coffin like Davell Gardner’s. “
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Lightfoot is attacked
This comes after Chicago’s 15th District Councilman Raymond Lopez also criticized Lightfoot for rising crime in the city.
“Lori Lightfoot has been saying that the calls for answers on the violence and how we are tackling the incessant bloodshed on our streets was a trick. It was political. It was a joke to her ” he said. “It was fun. She has never taken this seriously. “
“And 19 councilors have requested this meeting so that we can get answers. Our superintendent is clearly not up to the job, ”added López. “The mayor is not up to the job to keep the city of Chicago safe. And we want it in the minutes, not in a secret meeting. “
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“We want it on record to explain how it is going to keep Chicagoans safe,” Lopez continued. “We have seen an increase in mass shootings. Yesterday we had a shooting in front of my house by gang members who were searching someone who had just come home with his girlfriend. It’s out of control and we need to get some results that keep people safe. “
“My constituents and people in general throughout the city of Chicago are afraid,” he said. “We have seen time and again that simply standing in front of your own home can get you killed. They don’t see a coherent strategy. “
“We see that our police officers are working excessively, there are no days off, 12, 15, 17 hour shifts, weeks at a time,” Lopez concluded. “All the time without being able to arrest people, without being able to go after people, without being able to do their job. And our residents want answers. “
This piece was written by James Samson on July 3, 2021. It originally appeared on LifeZette and is used with permission.
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