“Lori Lightfoot is a complete incompetent,” Bishop E.W. Jackson says of the first-term mayor who unhappily became the first Windy City mayor to lose re-election since 1983
Lightfoot, who was a lightning rod for controversy, lost to an opponent who is backed by the police union and a second opponent who was endorsed by the teachers union. Those two candidates, Paul Vellas and Brandon Johnson, advanced to an April 4 runoff.
Lightfoot, meanwhile, was ready when a sympathetic reporter asked if she had been treated unfairly.
“I’m a black woman in America,” she replied. “Of course.”
Lightfoot is a lesbian, too. So she checks that boxes for Democrat voters obsessed with identity politics, but her loss Tuesday comes after Chicago voters elected her in 2019 during her first run for a public office. That race moved to a runoff in which Lightfoot – now supposedly slighted because she’s a black woman – won 73% of the vote and all 50 wards.
According to Jackson, a midday show host on American Family Radio, Lightfoot “trafficked” in identity politics.
“And I think she thought that was enough to get her re-elected,” he tells AFN. “Well, thank God it wasn’t.”
Randy Sutton of The Wounded Blue says Lightfoot publicly opposed the Chicago Police Department while being an “incompetent” leader of the city.
“Mayor Lightfoot has been probably the worst mayor for the public safety,” Sutton says, “in the history of Chicago.”
Back in March, AFN reported Mayor Lightfoot jumped on the “defund-the-police” bandwagon and demonized the famous Chicago Police Department, but the Chicago Sun-Times learned a whopping 65 officers were assigned to protect her around the clock when crime was skyrocketing.
Lightfoot only managed to get 17% percent of the vote. Vellas, who finished first, ran as pro-law enforcement and was endorsed by the police union.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated with comments from Randy Sutton of The Wounded Blue.