Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was swiftly ridiculed for decrying the mass shooting in Colorado, while her own city is plagued with rampant gang violence and fatal shootings.
The Democratic mayor responded to the deadly shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado where five people were killed and dozens of others were injured, by saying that it made her “sick.”
“I’m sick of this sh**. 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,” she wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
This past weekend at least 20 people were shot and three people were killed in gang-related shootings in the Windy City, according to local news outlet ABC7.
Lightfoot’s tweet was quickly ratioed, with Twitter users calling on the mayor to address her own city’s problems with violence.
Conservative radio host Dan O’Donnell tweeted, “I’m not sure, but it seems like you might be in a position to do something about murders in Chicago.”
Others mocked the mayor’s seemingly tone-deaf tweet.
Conservative pundit and talk show host Dave Rubin called her a clown.
Journalist Siraj Hashmi reminded the mayor, “My sister in Islam, you’re literally the mayor of Chicago.”
Former ESPN sportscaster Jeannine Edwards also wondered where the Democrat’s outrage was for the murders in her own city.
“Where is your outrage at the dozens of murders in our city every week? Gangs and criminals are running the place…not you,” Edwards tweeted.
Conservative writer for The Federalist Chad Felix Greene likewise reminded the mayor, “Chicago, girl. There were 9 shootings yesterday.”
Many others asked the mayor if her tweet was a “joke” or a “parody account.”
Homicides in the deep-blue city rose to their highest number in 25 years in 2021, according to police department records, outpacing New York City and Los Angeles.