“Chicago has been plagued by a spike in gun violence this summer that resulted in more homicides in July than any month in decades.”
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is blaming the state of Mississippi for the rampant gun violence plaguing her city. This looks like nothing more than an attempt to duck responsibility.
It’s amazing that the media lets her get away with this.
Cam Edwards reports at Bearing Arms:
Chicago Mayor Now Blaming Mississippi For Rise In Shootings
Lori Lightfoot seems to be pathologically incapable of accepting any responsibility for the staggering increase in shootings and homicides in the city of Chicago. For months she’s been blaming the surge in shootings and homicides on “lax gun laws” in the state of Indiana, and now she’s including the state of Mississippi in her blame game. Y’allPolitics.com, a Mississippi-based political blog, reports that Gov. Tate Reeves is giving a big “bless your heart” to Mayor Lightfoot in response to her accusations.
“This ridiculous conspiracy theory from the Chicago mayor—that Mississippians are to blame for the violence in her own city—is bizarre and pathetic,” Governor Reeves said. “No serious person could think that murders are out of control and people are burning police cars in Chicago because of Mississippi’s commitment to the constitution.”
Lightfoot’s excuses about what’s driving the violent crime in Chicago conveniently lets her off the hook for what’s happening in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Scott Simmons of WAPT News has more on this:
Governor pushes back after Chicago mayor lays blame on Mississippi
Gov. Tate Reeves is pushing back after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blamed Mississippi and other states for illegal guns in her city.
Chicago has been plagued by a spike in gun violence this summer that resulted in more homicides in July than any month in decades. Lightfoot has been in the national spotlight recently after President Donald Trump criticized how the city has handled the rash of violence. Lightfoot has appeared on MSNBC a number of times, including this week.
“Sixty percent of the illegal guns that come into Chicago every year are from out of state, from Indiana, from Mississippi, from other states that have lax gun laws,” Lightfoot said.
Reeves responded Wednesday on Twitter to an article published by Y’all Politics.
“What I would say to anyone who wants to blame Mississippians, the people of Mississippi, for the increase in crime in the city of Chicago, that doesn’t pass the smell test,” Reeves told 16 WAPT during a briefing. “It doesn’t make sense. It’s just, quite frankly a conspiracy theory that just doesn’t work.”
Governor Reeves is correct here.
Mayor Lightfoot needs to start taking responsibility for what’s happening in her city.DONATE
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