Chicago Democratic alderman rips Lightfoot after 'completely hypocritical' new demand for federal crime help

Raymond Lopez, who has previously sparred with Lightfoot on the topic of surging crime and gun violence in the Windy City, detto “La storia” that while he does not like former President Trump, he views Lightfoot as playing politics with Chicagoans as she suddenly wants help from President Joe Biden:

It’s completely hypocritical from this mayor that didn’t want help from President Trump—whom I was not a fan of—but now needs help from Joe Biden,” he told Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum. “Clearly the politics of it was more important than saving peopleslives.

Lopez, uno di 50 members of a city council that lacks a single Republican alderman, added that Chicago is on pace to have 800 murders by the end of 2021.

The violence is not restricted to certain neighborhoods anymore. The only thing that is equitable about what the mayor’s policies have been was to put the entire city under siege, and to spread fear and violence in every neighborhood. So much so that it’s common place and doesn’t raise an eye nationally,” Egli ha detto.

Nel mese di luglio 2020, Lightfoot rejected an offer from Trump to send federal agents to her city to assist the Chicago law enforcement in stopping the rising crime wave. Anziché, Lightfoot called on the public for help, in a news conference following a shooting outside a funeral home that left 15 persone ferite.

During the period of unrest last summer stemming from protests over the death of George Floyd, Lightfoot previously blasted Lopez on a conference call, calling the aldermanfull of s—.”

The audio of call, che era obtained by WTTW-TV, shows Lopez telling Lightfoot that many Chicago neighborhoods were destroyed from the unrest.

Half our neighborhoods are already obliteratedwe have to come up with a better plan because my fear is once they are done looting and rioting and whatever is going to happen tonight, God help us, what happens when they start going after residents?” Lopez said. “You got them all pumped today,” Lopez told the mayor. “They’re not going to go to bed at 8:00, I have got gang bangers with AK-47s walking around right now waiting to settle some scores.

Lightfoot responded by dismissing Lopez’s claims.

I think you’re 100 percent full of s—, is what I think,” Disse Lightfoot. “If you think we were not ready and we stood by and let the neighborhood go up, there is nothing intelligent that I can say to youI understand that you want to preen.

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