Source: Jim Hoft
This was epic.
Newsmax reporter William Kelly thrashed failed Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at her press conference on Friday.
Lightfoot is not used to getting any hard questions on her failed record of riots, poverty and murder in the Windy City.
Even her handlers could not save her from this drubbing.
Chicago’s Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot got heated during a news conference Friday when Newsmax reporter William Kelly questioned whether violent crime is keeping businesses closed, while also asking for a response to criticism she has “lost control of the city.”
“Crime is not out of control in our city,” Lightfoot shot back in a back-and-forth that was contentious at times. “In fact, crime is on the decline. All of our major indices show a decline in our crime and our homicides and our shootings year over year are down; that’s a fact, sir.”
The Chicago Sun-Times reported this week that Chicago has more homicides to date this year than 2020, although it should be noted the city was locked down for multiple months last year before the Floyd unrest brought people back into the streets.
Still, Lightfoot presented generalized alternative facts to the Newsmax reporter, without specific data.
“The premise of your question, which is it’s chaos everywhere, the fact of the matter is, sir – which you also didn’t point out, but I will so we get this straight – is we’re actually seeing a decline in homicides and shootings, yes sir,” Lightfoot told Kelly, who asked if she owes an apology to victims of violence in the city.
Here’s the video.
Actually, Chicago crime statistics show shootings, murders up 50% in 2020; 2 shot by stray gunfire in South Chicago in first shooting of 2021.
Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez joined Newsmax to refute Lightfoot’s outrageous remarks.