Far-left Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot told her fellow LBGTQ community members that the "Supreme Court is coming for us next" and urged a "call to arms" in response to last week's leaked SCOTUS decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade, a ruling that legalized abortion in the United States in 1973.
What are the details?
Lightfoot made her feelings known Monday night on Twitter:
"To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community — the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms," the Democrat tweeted, before adding a post that reads: "We will not surrender our rights without a fight — a fight to victory!"
What was the reaction?
Besides the fact that Lightfoot's initial tweet was getting massively ratioed as of Tuesday morning — over 21,000 comments compared to just over 2,900 likes — a number of notable figures ripped Lightfoot for her words and said she's encouraging violence:
- Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado tweeted that "while people are being slain in [Lightfoot's] streets on a daily basis, all she can worry about is endangering more lives with her reckless words. Shame on her. She should resign."
- Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas simply tweeted a "#DemMobViolence" hashtag in response to Lightfoot's "call to arms" statement.
- Republican U.S. Senate candidate and conservative commentator Kathy Barnette tweeted, "Shame on Lori Lightfoot! Issuing a 'call to arms' to millions is nothing short of a terroristic threat. For a woman with so much blood on her hands due to the gun violence she allows in Chicago, she’s going to cause even more death. Issuing terroristic threats is a crime!"
- The research arm of the Republican National Committee wondered, "Is Democrat Lori Lightfoot calling for violence?"
Others used the left's infamous post-Jan. 6 rhetoric while ripping Lightfoot:
- Conservative political commentator Rob Maness declared that Lightfoot's tweets are "words of a seditionist inciting violence against the Federal Judiciary branch of the government."
- TheBlaze's Dave Rubin called Lightfoot a "crazy psycho insurrectionist" while TheBlaze's Jessica O'Donnell told the mayor "this sounds a lot like incitement."
- "The same people who want to sentence grandmas to death for waving the American flag in the Capitol on 1/6 have no problem with Lori Lightfoot literally calling for violence over a problem that doesn’t exist," TheBlaze's Sara Gonzales tweeted. "They don’t actually care about any of it."
- Conservative comedian Tim Young wrote that Lightfoot's posts are "worse than anything Democrats screech about Trump saying on January 6. Lightfoot is attempting to incite violence."
The hypocrisy of it all was too much for some: