Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was slammed by critics Tuesday for issuing a “call to arms” towards the US Supreme Court after information that Roe v. Wade could be overturned broke.
“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 Chicago mayor tweeted.
“We will not surrender our rights without a fight— a fight to victory!”
Lightfoot’s remark comes amid outrage from Democrats after the leak of a memo indicating the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the landmark abortion ruling.
During an interview with MSNBC, Lightfoot was requested to make clear her that means of “call to arms.”
“I think everybody who saw that draft opinion has gone through a range of different emotions,” Lightfoot mentioned.
“And that’s why I’m calling upon fellow elected officials across the country, and particularly my fellow mayors to join me in making a pledge that we made today, which is a justice for all pledge. And fundamentally, it reaffirms Chicago as a welcoming city, a city that doesn’t discriminate, and a city that’s going to stand with women.”
Several folks have slammed Lightfoot’s tweet saying that the tweet provoked violence as a number of Supreme Court Justices face protests outdoors of their houses.
“The Mayor of the most violent city in America is here to worry about woke nonsense instead of people literally dying in the streets there,” wrote one Twitter person.
YouTuber Mark Dice echoed the criticism asking the mayor of the embattled metropolis already had sufficient crime issues.
Chicago has reported a staggering 194 murders in 2022, a six % drop from this time final yr. According to police, crime all around the Windy City has elevated nearly 35 %.
Lightfoot made related feedback Monday whereas expressing worry that the nation’s highest courtroom wouldn’t cease at outlawing abortion — and transferred $500,000 to the Chicago Department of Public Health to offer continued abortion entry to ladies.
“This includes women’s rights, trans rights, immigrant rights and of course the right to same-sex and interracial marriage. We simply cannot stand idly by and let that happen,” Lightfoot mentioned.
Should Roe v. Wade be overturned, Democrats worry the Supreme Court may overturn Obergefell v. Hodges which allowed same-sex marriage in 2015 in addition to Lawerence v. Texas which struck down legal guidelines that made sodomy unlawful in 2003.