Lori Lightfoot's book banning tweet lampooned amid rising crime, alleged Dem hypocrisy

“텍사스에서, reading any damn book I choose,” Lightfoot wrote on Sunday. “No banning of books or thought. Ever.

Many Twitter users excoriated Lightfoot for the tweet, with some urging her to tend to Chicago’s skyrocketing crime rate instead of tweeting about books. Others pointed out that “앵무새 죽이기” was banned in 캘리포니아, a blue state.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot presides over a City Council meeting on Oct. 27, 2021, 시카고에서. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot presides over a City Council meeting on Oct. 27, 2021, 시카고에서. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

According to Barack Obama, in Chicago it’s easier for a kid to get a gun than a book,” wrote Daily Wire investigative reporter Luke Rosiak.

“네, Red states rock,” wrote Dr. Nan Hayworth, a former Republican congresswoman from New York. “Good to see Chicago’s mayor celebrating this. Let’s see if she takes home any lessons.

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Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown addresses reporters about a suspect in the killing of a 7-year-old girl earlier this year. A 14-year-old girl was shot in the head Wednesday night after being chased by gang members, 관리들은 말했다.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown addresses reporters about a suspect in the killing of a 7-year-old girl earlier this year. A 14-year-old girl was shot in the head Wednesday night after being chased by gang members, 관리들은 말했다. (시카고 경찰서)

I don’t get it,” tweeted National Review editor Philip Klein. “Was this an attempted dunk on Texas? Because the takeaway here is that in Texas, she can read any damn book she chooses.

Wise choice,” tweeted Nick Freitas, a Republican state delegate in Virginia. “With all the violence in the city you manage, I can see why you want to go somewhere safe to read.

You picked a safe place, 텍사스, to read any damn book you choose,” tweeted Texas state Rep. James White, 공화당 원. “축하 해요! But with crime fatally impacting Chicago children & your aspiration for Chicago become an abortion sanctuary is there any place for Chicago children to read or listen a book safely.

Reverend Randall Blakey (엘) and Thomas Applegate (아르 자형), Executive Director of North River Commission listen as Chicago Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot speaks to residents and local-officials in the Albany Park neighborhood on Wednesday May 15, 2019 시카고에서, 일리노이.

Reverend Randall Blakey (엘) and Thomas Applegate (아르 자형), Executive Director of North River Commission listen as Chicago Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot speaks to residents and local-officials in the Albany Park neighborhood on Wednesday May 15, 2019 시카고에서, 일리노이. (Joshua Lott for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The Cook County GOP used an emoji to suggest Lightfoot is a clown and mentioned how a 16-year-old boy died after being shot in Millennium Park during alarge groupincident Saturday night, 경찰에 따르면.

I can understand why you’re in Texas, based on reports about what’s currently happening in Chicago,” said journalist Stephen L. 밀러.

“들리다, California Democrats banned that book. Not Texas Republicans,” said journalist Ian Miles Cheong.

Commentator Guy Benson posted a photo of a 2020 Newsweek story about how “앵무새 죽이기,” had been banned from schools in Burbank, 캘리포니아. The ban came following allegations from four parents, three of whom were Black, that the book posed potential harm to the district’s roughly 400 Black students.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finnby Mark Twain, John Steinbeck’sOf Mice and Men,” Theodore Taylor’sThe Cayand Mildred D. Taylor’sRoll of Thunder, Hear My Cry,” were also banned.

Are you sure you’re not in Gavin Newsom’s California?” asked radio host Larry O’Connor.

Lightfoot’s photo op was reminiscent of a similar tweet made by Democratic California 정부. 개빈 뉴섬, who was slammed in March after posting a photo of himself readingBelovedby Toni Morrison, next to several other books he suggested some states areafraidof because of censorship. “앵무새 죽이기” was included.

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