Following unrest in Portland, which resulted in the federal government sending federal agents in to support local law enforcement, the news broke the President Trump would be sending additional support to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s war torn city of Chicago as well.
And in typical Democrat fashion, Lightfoot has fought back against said assistance, even amid escalating violence in her city.
Her dismissive remarks and hatred for the president have shown that she has and will always put politics ahead of her city and the people that inhabit it. And nothing demonstrates it more than her tweeting out how she vows that President Trump’s “troops” would not be allowed to “terrorize” her city, as a reports came out that more than 15 people were shot at a funeral home. The irony, the sad sad irony.
17 people were shot in your city in a mass shooting ***while you were tweeting this***
You should resign. https://t.co/fs8fvXZk4m
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 22, 2020
Fifteen people were injured, one person was being questioned and multiple suspects were being sought after gunfire erupted outside a funeral home on Chicago’s South Side where at least one squad car was present, police said.
First Deputy Superintendent Eric Carter said mourners outside a funeral home in the Gresham neighborhood were fired upon Tuesday from a passing vehicle. Carter said several targets of the shooting returned fire. The vehicle later crashed and the occupants fled in several directions. Carter said all the victims were adults.
The shooting comes as the Department of Homeland Security is planning to deploy dozens of federal agents to Chicago to deal with an uptick in violent crime in the city.
Most victims were taken by the Chicago Fire Department to nearby hospitals in serious condition, said spokesman Larry Langford. They include 10 women from the ages of 21 and 65, including one of whom was shot in the chest, police said. The 65-year-old was treated at the scene.
Lightfoot is yet another example of a feckless mayor who would rather see their citizens shot and killed than accept much-needed help from President Trump.