Lori Lightfoot tells constituents to cancel Thanksgiving DAYS after celebrating in crowded Chicago streets

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s decision to issue a “stay-at-home” order and cancel Thanksgiving because of an uptick in coronavirus cases in the Windy City has drawn sweeping rebuke because of the mayor’s glaring hypocrisy.

Only five days earlier, she’d herself participated in a “superspreader” event to celebrate Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s ostensible 2020 election victory.

After Biden was prematurely declared the winner of the 2020 presidential race last Saturday, Lightfoot celebrated his professed victory by partying with her peeps in the streets without social distancing and practicing proper mask-wearing.

Video footage uploaded by her to Twitter early that evening showed her speaking effectively unmasked to a tightly-knit crowd of leftists as they cheered and hollered in glee at what could only be described as a “superspreader” event.


Lightfoot had a mask on her face, but it was dangling from her ear. While some might argue that this is OK because “she only took her mask off to speak,” that’s not how masks work.

“It seems simple enough, but not actually wearing your mask properly will defeat the point of wearing one. … Don’t take the mask off to speak, eat, or touch your face unless you have cleaned your hands and can socially distance,” guidelines from Country Living magazine explicitly state.

Similar guidelines have also been published by Carris Health, Hackensack Meridian Health and the Lehigh Valley Health Network, among many others.

But universal health guidelines clearly don’t matter to the Chicago mayor. It seems the only guidelines that do matter to her are her own draconian ones.

In tweets posted Wednesday, she declared a new “stay-at-home” order and ordered local residents to “cancel traditional Thanksgiving plans.”


“Chicago has reached a critical point in the second surge of COVID-19, demanding that we undertake this multi-faceted and comprehensive effort to stop the virus in its tracks,” she added in an official press release.

“The gains we have made this past year have been the result of our willingness to work together. Even in this difficult moment, we will continue to unite as we always have for our city in order to halt the rise we’re seeing, shake out of the fatigue we’ve been experiencing, and make the crucial difference in what our future is going to look like.”

She also held an official press conference:

Her stunning remarks — made only days after Lightfoot had participated in a veritable superspreader event — elicited immediate backlash.


Pay close attention to the latter tweet.

As a life long Democrat let me just say this Miss Lightfoot you must practice what you preach in order to get everybody on board with this lockdown you can’t tell people stay home social distance remain 6 feet when last Saturday you were in a large group celebrating,” the Twitter user noted.

Lightfoot doesn’t seem to care, not that it’s necessary for her to care. She isn’t up for reelection for another three years, so she can act as hypocritically as she desires without any fear of consequences — not that there would be any in such a far-left city.

That’s why the mayor isn’t concerned about her current hypocrisy and why she likewise wasn’t even remotely concerned over the backlash that erupted last spring when she was caught obtaining a haircut in defiance of her own stay-at-home order.

At the time, Lightfoot defended her hypocrisy by essentially arguing that because she’s mayor, she’s special and thus deserves special privileges:

But hey, this is what Chicagoans voted for and whom Chicagoans clearly support. Polling conducted last month showed her enjoying an approval rating of 60 percent. And one thing that’s true of Chicago, as it is of every city, is that the people ultimately get the exact government that they vote for and deserve.


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