Flipflopping Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot made more controversial waves when she responded as to why there were so many police officers outside her home by saying, “I have a right to make sure that my home is secure.”
Mayor Lightfoot Flips Once Again
During a press conference this week, reporters asked why there were a substantial amount of law enforcement officers outside of her residents, seeing as the mayor has made anti-police remarks in the past.
“How can you justify such a large police presence at your home at a time when police officers are stretched to the limit and working 12-hour days?” asked one reporter.
“This is a different time like no other. And I’m not going to make any excuses for the fact that, given the threats that I have personally received, given the threats to my home and my family, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that they are protected. And I make no apologies whatsoever for that. We are living in very different time[s]. And I’ve seen the threats that have come in, and I have an obligation to keep my home, my wife, my 12-year-old, and my neighbors safe,” said Lightfoot.
“The deployments that are there are there when they are necessary. It’s not a 24-hour thing. And I think that residents of this city, understanding the nature of the threats that we are receiving, on a daily basis, on a daily basis, understand that I have a right to make sure that my home is secure,” she added.
Watch Lightfoot’s remarks:
Chicago’s Violence Continues to Increase
The controversial mayor has been happily supporting the concept of defunding the police and watching as her city of Chicago continues to go up in literal flames.
However, when it comes to the safety of her own home, she defended having the Chicago Police Department ban protests on her block.
Mayor Lightfoot is the first black and gay woman to receive the title of mayor of Chicago.
According to the Tribune reports, police gave orders to arrest anyone who refused to leave in the areas surrounding Lightfoot’s home.
The First Amendment Holds No Grounds According to the Mayor
This included individuals who were in the bounds of simply exercising their First Amendment rights to peacefully protest the mayor’s policies.
Dems in a nutshell
"Let the mob riot, unless they're at my house"https://t.co/0HCimUwBQH
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 20, 2020
This decision made by Chicago’s mayor is just another prime example of how politicians, especially on the left, are allowed to embrace double standards and be as hypocritical as they possibly want.