Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot used her personal account to baselessly assert the Supreme Court would target LGBT legislation in their next move before attempting to rile up her followers in an apparent call to take physical action.
Her statement comes pro-abortion demonstrations become increasingly violent.
Churches are being forcibly entered and vandalized, anti-abortion organization offices are being firebombed, and angry mobs are showing up on the doorstep of conservative Justices’ private homes.
Lightfoot’s rhetoric runs the risk of not only inciting further actions but providing a justification for bad actors already willing to use force.
At this time, there has (obviously) been no condemnation of her statement by fellow Democrat officials. She did, however, receive support from Whoopi Goldberg.
“I think that Lori, when she says ‘a call to arms,’ that’s something that we in the ’60s know what that means,” Goldberg said in a defense of the mayor against her View cohosts. “That doesn’t mean to go and do any fighting. That means to pay attention and make sure you’re there voting, doing what you need to do.”