Skip to comments.Push by Aldermen to Ask Pritzker to Send National Guard Troops to Chicago Blocked by Lightfoot
Posted on 08/22/2020 5:22:57 PM PDT by simpson96
A bid by several aldermen to demand that Gov. J.B. Pritzker deploy the Illinois National Guard to Chicago in an effort to reduce escalating violence and sustained protests amid the coronavirus pandemic failed on Friday at a special meeting of the Chicago City Council.
Although Mayor Lori Lightfoot dismissed the effort by Alds. Leslie Hairston (5th Ward), Anthony Beale (9th Ward), Raymond Lopez (15th Ward) and Anthony Napolitano (41st Ward) earlier this week to force the special City Council meeting as a stunt and an example of grandstanding, 47 aldermen attended the virtual meeting, ensuring it took place.
Veteran City Council observers could not recall a similar attempt by aldermen to force a special meeting of the City Council to take place. Special meetings are typically called by the mayor.
But Lopez and Beale the two aldermen who most frequently criticize Lightfoot could not marshal enough support to block a vote on their call for the National Guard to be sent to Chicago. Instead, the measure was sent to the City Councils Public Safety Committee for a hearing.
Public Safety Committee Chair Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th Ward) said he resented his colleagues decision to force a special City Council meeting rather than working with him to schedule a hearing through the normal rules of procedures. Taliaferro, a former Chicago Police sergeant, said Lopez and Beale were motivated by personal animus toward Lightfoot.
I would rather not be used as a pawn, Taliaferro said.
Both Beale and Lopez denied their effort was designed to politically wound Lightfoot, but to help the city reeling from multiple crises.
This is not grandstanding, this is a Hail Mary to save the city of Chicago, Beale said.
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The big-eyed munchkin refuses help, but her own house is safe.
Lightfoot is so wicked.
She thinks she has a wife. I laughed OUT LOUD. She thinks she has a FAMILY. She has her wires crossed in several ways in her thinking. Poor kid she is raising. He will need a dozen therapists....to get into MANHOOD.
The county sheriff needs to arrest and charge Mayor Groot with malfeasance. That moves the issue from the city of Chicago to the state attorney general’s office.
The city of Chicago is no longer controlled by Mayor Groot.
This woman is a vile witch just like Kate Brown. Vile witches of the deep state who will do anything for Soros money and a little bit of power. They dont know that they are expendable pawns of the deep state anti-christ.
Solution is to remove Mayor Lightfoot.
Not wise to put depraved people in charge. You reap destruction.
The BeetleJuice is in its favorite playground and NO ONE is gonna come in and mess up the fun. /s
The County Sheriff, Tom Dart is an ally of Kim Foxx - Dart is to the Left of Lighthead. Sheriff Dart refuses to work with the Feds on turning over fugitives.
The US Marshalls and FBI are arresting Federal criminals without any help from Chicago PD or the Cook County Sheriff.
Sheriff Tom Dart’s part of the same crew. And the state attorney general’s under...Governor Fatboy, aka Pritzker.
Really, there’s nothing for prudent Chicagoans to do now but get the hell out of Chicago, Cook County, and ultimately Illinois.
I think downstate IL residents should just declare their own CHOP version and withdraw from the state.
They can not let Chicago miss this opportunity to become second Detroit
So, how is Lightweight going to fix Chicago’s violence problem? ...and don’t bate her!
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