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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was excoriated by critics late Monday following a tweet she posted that included a “call to arms” over the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court.
“To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community – the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms,” the Democrat lesbian mayor tweeted.
“We will not surrender our rights without a fight—a fight to victory!” she added in a separate tweet.
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Critics quickly took to social media to blast Lightfoot, with some accusing her of calling for violence, and others arguing former President Donald Trump was impeached for “far less.”
“Example 1,354,678 that today’s Democratic Party is evil,” wrote Fox News contributor Lisa Booth, while political commentator Rob Maness tweeted, “Words of a seditionist inciting violence against the Federal Judiciary branch of the government.”
“Sounds like incitement of insurrection to me,” former Air Force pilot Buzz Patterson wrote, appearing to mock Democrats and other leftists who frequently use similar phrases to criticize Trump and other Republicans.
Digital strategist Greg Price argued that Lightfoot’s “literal call for a violent insurrection” would lead to no action being taken against her because she is a Democrat, while musician Five Times August called on Twitter to remove Lightfoot’s account for “inciting violence.”
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“If this isn’t a call to insurrection, what is?” asked Texas Scorecard publisher Michael Quinn Sullivan, while Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted a hashtag referring to Lightfoot’s tweet as “#DemMobViolence.”
“#LeftistPrivilege means neither Twitter nor corporate media will do a d–n thing about this blatant attempt to spark violent insurrection against a government body. They’ve impeached a president for far less,” wrote journalist JD Rucker.
Other critics blasted Lightfoot by referring to Chicago’s high murder rate and suggesting her priority wasn’t the safety of her constituents.
“You’d think she’d be more concerned with her crime riddled city but here she is gaslighting & inciting,” wrote conservative commentator Rita Panahi, while another conservative commentator, Matt Walsh, wrote, “Not satisfied with the murders just in her own city, Mayor Lightfoot calls for more violence across the country.”
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“The Mayor of Murder City has a call to arms. She has her priorities…and none of them are her constituents,” wrote columnist Derek Hunter.