Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s re-election was ridiculed by critics Thursday as her campaign touted her record on crime and sought the help of student volunteers in exchange for school credit.
Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld put Lightfoot on blast, arguing on “The Five” that “she’s not fighting for crime; she’s fighting for power.”
Lightfoot announced she would seek re-election as the Windy City’s mayor in June 2022. Crime has spiked roughly 40% since she took office in 2019 and homicides rose to their highest numbers in 25 years in 2021.
Gutfeld said other people’s suffering only comes across Lightfoot’s radar “when it’s a political threat.”
“It does show the difference between Democrats and Republicans,” he argued. “Republicans tend to confront their problem children, be it [George] Santos or somebody else. The Dems just elect them, you know, to be a historical first.”
He continued arguing Lightfoot is a historical first but not in the way she wants to be remembered.
“She’s the first mayor to be under the thumb of cartels. She’s the worst mayor in America, the worst mayor Chicago has ever had,” Gutfeld said. “She looks like she hasn’t slept since 1983. She dresses like she pantsed the Salvation Army bell ringer.”