Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot lambasted her constituents for violating stay at home orders and threatened them with arrest, fines and jail time during the COVID19 pandemic.
We particularly found her “we are never getting out of this” and “we are watching you [on social media]”comments galling.
Could it just be that South Dakotans behaved better because their governor treated them as adults and asked them to exercise common sense? Or are Chicagoans fed up with being lectured to like children when their leader doesn’t practice what she preaches?
You be the judge.
Admittedly she was criticizing those hosting, organizing and attending parties during the pandemic.
Unfortunately, Democrat leaders have shown a lot of hypocrisy during the crisis.
NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio justified his visit to the gym with, “‘I need exercise to be able to stay healthy and make decisions”
Former FLOTUS Michelle Obama implored people to stay home for their own good just days after her husband was spotted on the links in DC.
Lightfoot has ordered people to stay home unless for essential services which excludes hairdressing. Yet she followed her peers and had no qualms visiting a hair salon.
The Mayor’s excuse was, “I’m the public face of this city. I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye.”
Maybe when Chicagoans see their mayor indulge in double standards their own sense of fear dissipates? So much for “leading by example!“