Chicago’s Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot voiced her outrage in the wake of Saturday night’s shooting in Colorado Springs — but then took a beating on Twitter when critics pointed out the fact that she presides over a city where shootings are an everyday thing.
Lightfoot began by sharing a tweet from the Associated Press announcing the breaking news: “Colorado Springs police say 5 people are dead and 18 injured in a Colorado nightclub shooting.”
BREAKING: Colorado Springs police say 5 people are dead and 18 injured in a Colorado nightclub shooting. https://t.co/juKXZE6pYF
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 20, 2022
“I’m sick of this s***,” she added. “How many people need to be murdered? How many lives torn apart? Until it actually stops? We don’t have to live like this. And we don’t have to die like this.”
Critics immediately noticed the irony, calling Lightfoot out for the violent crime that is rampant in her city.